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A patchwork of homeschool policies

In the absence of federal homeschooling guidelines, states have created provisions for such students that vary widely from one place to another. At the same time, the lines between homeschooling and the public ed system are beginning to blur.

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Year-round schooling gains popularity

Back-to-school has become a thing of the past in an increasing number of districts that keep class in session all year. The number of public, year-round schools—also called “balanced-calendar” schools—increased by 26 percent from 2007 to 2012 accounting for about 4 percent of all public schools.

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Confronting race, racism and privilege in schools

Although the country is becoming increasingly diverse, our schools remain racially and economically segregated. High poverty schools with large proportions of students of color often have less experienced teachers, more transitory populations and challenges in providing a safe environment.

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The latest in meal payment software

Serving meals in schools has changed dramatically over the last few decades. With the latest software, administrators and parents can access account balances, allergies and other important information from their computers or mobile devices.

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Superintendent connects students with career paths

Superintendent David Tebo, and administrators in Hamilton Community Schools in western Michigan, develop partnerships with local employers and community organizations to offer students work experiences meant to foster a school-to-career mindset.

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Edtech purchasing: What CIOs need to know

As the lines between instructional and technology budgets blur, CIOs can improve their district’s procurement procedures to get what their classrooms need from an increasingly complex edtech market.

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Finding purpose for 3D printers

3D printing offers multiple ways for students to get hands-on experience and to gain marketable skills before leaving high school. Administrators must find ways to integrate the technology into existing courses or to enhance new class offerings.

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Business of bus routing

GPS and automated route systems, among other advancements, make bus service more efficient and effective. Despite heightened demands on school transportation in recent years—such as safety and expanded bell times—district administrators and transportation managers can cut costs while creating safe and convenient routes.

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Primed to teach

Hiring and retaining talented teachers can be a challenge in any district. But finding recent teaching college graduates who are ready to excel in the classroom their very first year can be even more difficult.

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Common Core testing takeaways

Given the lack of concrete data, savvy administrators are analyzing their districts’ experiences with the assessments to improve the testing process and communications next year.

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