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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.

Smarter school spaces

Mackenzie Ryan
February, 2016
Laguna Beach High School students in an environmental science/STEM classroom gather in a Socratic circle to discuss ideas and opinions. They change configurations daily, made possible in part by moving desks. It’s part of the Laguna Beach USD plan to shift learning spaces.

The way schools across the country use space has changed. The growing number of administrators now building and renovating education spaces have made student experience a top priority. Educators seek new designs that accommodate collaboration along with 1-to-1 programs and other technology initiatives

Outlook: Classrooms get smarter

Kelly Walsh
January, 2016
Adopting new standards and testing strategies will be a priority in many classrooms in 2016.

As we head into 2016, teachers need to captivate and inspire collaboration with tools that excite students and let them express themselves. Students expect innovations that ignite learning passions that will steer them toward their future career.

Outlook 2016: Education trends for the new year

Angela Pascopella
January, 2016
Education leaders and experts look ahead to 2016 and beyond in DA's special outlook edition.

District Administration presents its Year Ahead edition to help K12 educators navigate the new year. This special edition offers in-depth stories focused on the future of leadership, smart classrooms, assessments and standards, and technology. You’ll also results from reader surveys on curriculum, outsourcing, technology trends and facilities.

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