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Districts work to bolster parent involvement

Alison DeNisco
February, 2016

Traditional parent-teacher conferences may go the way of dial-up internet as administrators experiment with innovative family engagement programs to increase student achievement, experts say.

Schools maximize free content

Jessica Terrell
February, 2016
Sorting through online resources can be a challenge for districts seeking free comprehensive curriculum or teachers simply searching for supplemental lesson material.

When Tullahoma City Schools administrators started shopping for new social studies textbooks in 2013, they found only a few options aligned to new Tennessee state standards. Rather than wait for newer textbooks to be released, the district embarked on the ambitious project of creating its own.

Tackling the teacher shortage

Deborah Yaffe
February, 2016
At the Spokane Educators Career Fair in Washington last year, teacher candidates look for jobs.

Superintendents are turning to an array of new and creative strategies, such as starting the hiring process earlier, looking farther afield for recruits, offering perks and signing bonuses to new hires, and ramping up efforts to help candidates earn teaching credentials.

Eliminating administrative pain points by engaging managed services

District Administration Custom Publishing Group
February, 2016

Follett takes resource tracking to the next level with four new services

Juli Hubbard
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