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Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 03/15/2016 - 1:36pm
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.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 03/15/2016 - 1:33pm
District Administration's national recognition program honors school districts that lead the way with new ideas that work. Districts of Distinction recognizes established initiatives that are yielding quantifiable benefits, and that can be replicated by other districts. Apply for the next round before April 15.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 4:12pm
Guthrie Virtual School provides state-mandated Spanish instruction to about a half-dozen remote Texas towns that couldn’t afford to hire a full-time certified teacher.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 4:01pm
All K12 schools in Washington are mandated by a new state law to teach Since Time Immemorial, a curriculum that focuses on the history and culture of the state’s 29 federally recognized Native American tribes. All 29 Washington tribes contributed to the curriculum.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 2:57pm
In December, a nonprofit digital rights group filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that Google is using its ubiquitous access to educational devices to mine student data so it can better target advertising at students.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:51pm
Black elementary school students are half as likely as their white peers to be assigned to gifted elementary programs in math and reading—even with comparably high test scores. But the racial gap in giftedness disappears when black students have a black teacher, according to a study.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:16am
In their book, Transforming Ice Age Schools: A Practical Guide for School Leaders, Leighangela Brady and Lisbeth Johnson argue that, beyond superficial “fixes,” little has changed in the underlying structure of education. The result: students unprepared for the complex challenges that await them after high school.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:47am
While national graduation rates hit an all-time high of 82 percent in 2014, the trend for students with disabilities remained flat at nearly 63 percent. In three states, students with disabilities graduated from high school at half the rate of their non-disabled peers.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:30am
Old computers may not be trendy, but as school tech budgets shrink or stagnate, administrators squeeze more life out of aging devices. Recycling and retrofitting, and hooking up to the cloud, lets districts delay or even abandon established schedules for buying new equipment.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 03/09/2016 - 2:54pm
School’s certainly in session for canines throughout the nation: Therapy dogs, security dogs, and service dogs walk the halls alongside students in many schools. Here is a look at five more districts that have welcomed canines into classrooms in recent years.