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Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 2:27pm
While detention remains a staple of student discipline across the country, many school leaders are looking at ways to modify the practice, or even replace it, with approaches that may be more effective in actually reducing bad behavior.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:42am
Xenia Community Schools in Ohio faced a crisis in 2012 that forced administrators to slash $10 million from its annual budget. The district signed a five-year contract with a transportation contractor and saved $458,000. Still, such a move can be a challenging—and sometimes controversial—issue for many districts.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:04am
Decades ago, portfolio assessment meant finding room for bulging binders stuffed with paper. But digital technologies that make it far easier to collect, curate, share and store student work have dismantled the physical barriers that once made portfolio assessment daunting.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:38am
From Newark to Los Angeles, districts building affordable homes for teachers hope to better retain and recruit staff as local housing costs rise and salaries remain stagnant.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:28am
Fears of lead-tainted water in U.S. schools surged this year at the same time a report found the nation spends $46 billion less on annual school construction and maintenance than is necessary to ensure safe and healthy facilities.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:15am
When it comes to racism in our public schools, many people pretend it doesn’t exist, says Pamela Lewis. In her new book, Teaching While Black, Lewis says a misplaced focus on test scores hides the true causes of underperforming inner-city schools: poverty and race.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:18pm
Educators have sometimes likened a school year to running a marathon. A balanced calendar may offer more chances to rest and refuel—enabling a strong effort in the next leg of the race.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:06pm
Research shows that children with an incarcerated parent are less likely to graduate from high school and go on to college. They are also more likely than their peers to have behavioral problems, be held back in the early grades and be placed into special education.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:10pm
For an upcoming feature, District Administration wants to interview administrators who've made equity for all students a priority in their districts. We'd also like to talk to education experts about the progress U.S. schools have made, and the challenges that remain. Please follow the link to connect with our editors.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:03am
Districts spend over $25 billion annually on teacher absences, and consistent absences negatively impact student achievement, past studies have shown. A recent study examined teacher and classified staff absence data during that month from 4,450 public districts.