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Can analytics predict the best teachers?

Big data and analytics now offer districts some clues about which teacher candidates will be the most effective in the classroom. New programs are designed to accurately gauge the impact teacher candidates will have on student test scores.

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Hairy hugs alleviate pain in schools

Students who have lived through tragedy—from Newtown, Connecticut, to Joplin, Missouri—have found comfort in a source not often seen in schools: golden retrievers.

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School advertising goes digital

Students in two Arizona districts will soon share the hallways with digital screens that display promotions for local and national vendors. This technological incursion is furthering a national debate over whether this kind of marketing is appropriate for students.

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School overcoming homeless hurdles

Transportation may be the most complex and costly issue. But to keep homeless students from dropping out or falling too far behind in class, administrators have to tapped into federal funds and community donations to provide tutoring, school supplies, extra meals and clothing, among other necessities.

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Confronting a low-income crisis in U.S. schools

The number of U.S. students who come from low-income families has long been the metaphorical elephant in the room when it comes to education funding. But, according to a new report by the Atlanta-based Southern Education Foundation, it’s a problem that can no longer be ignored.

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Be a source for our insurance story

Buying and managing disability insurance can be a challenge for school districts of all sizes. DA would like to interview administrators or experts about best practices to help guide districts. Please follow the link to contact us.

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How schools break the grip of poverty

We need to adopt a curriculum that is based on thinking and problem-solving, that prepares our children for a world that looks different than the one we live in today, and that helps reverse the achievement disparities in our nation. It makes sense for our kids; it makes sense for our economy.

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Latest physical education products and programs

From sports to exercise routines, the latest programs and activities in physical education aim to get students motivated and excited about being fit. Fitness monitors and other new technology allow teachers, parents and students to track progress or stream fitness videos to mobile devices.

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Calling all ‘Districts of Distinction’

If your school system is leading the way with an innovative project that is improving student outcomes, streamlining operations or meeting community needs, it could be a District of Distinction. Dozens of school systems have been honored by Districts of Distinction, a national recognition program that highlights new ideas that work.

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Calling all ‘Districts of Distinction’

If your school system is leading the way with an innovative project that is improving student outcomes, streamlining operations or meeting community needs, it could be a District of Distinction. Dozens of school systems have been honored by Districts of Distinction, a national recognition program that highlights new ideas that work.

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