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From rags to riches, new Texas chief brings transformation

Angela Pascopella
April, 2016
Mesquite ISD Superintendent David Vroonland says he has worked to give teachers more autonomy.

Mesquite ISD Superintendent David Vroonland says his own atypical childhood has driven his focus on teachers and improving the culture for students in need.

Impacting ELA engagement

District Administration Custom Publishing Group
May, 2016
Literacy solution myON expands reading resource options in Idaho district

A wealth of choices. Accessible at home or at school. Both fiction and nonfiction options. Those were the qualifications for new ELA software for the 37,000 students of West Ada School District in western Idaho.

“We had other instructional reading tools, but they were very expensive and did not provide content at the time,” says Laura Gilchrist, ELA curriculum coordinator.

"Teacher Tenure" and other reading recommendations for educators

Ray Bendici
April, 2016

In this objective look into a subject that has generated much debate, Ovid K. Wong and Chak Lau examine critical elements in preparing teachers and decision-makers for the tenure application process.

Supporting literacy success for all students with comprehensive programs

District Administration Custom Publishing Group
May, 2016

By all accounts, Marysville School District in Michigan is a high-success, high-performance district. While the average state graduation rate hovers at about 78 percent, Marysville graduates 95 percent of its students. It’s a point of pride that students exit Marysville—a suburban community located 55 miles northeast of Detroit—prepared to meet the rigorous demands of higher education.

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