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Business of workers’ comp in education

A “culture of safety”—at all levels of a district—is the first and most critical step in dealing with occupational injury. It also guides the prevention of, response to and mitigation of hazards in the workplace, including staff behavior.

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Ending the edtech backlog

When your job is to manage the IT infrastructure for more than 83,000 students, across 150 schools, who use more than 340 different pieces of education software, it would not be too surprising to be singing the blues. But in Music City—Nashville—our district is singing up-tempo as we enter year two of a sweeping technology initiative.

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Apps open next frontier for teacher PD

A new wave of apps connects teachers with mobile access to professional development and expands opportunities for collaboration with mentors and peers. Some apps allow teachers to videotape themselves to get instant feedback from mentors while others connect districts virtually with education consultants.

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An education guidebook for inquiring minds

In his book A More Beautiful Question, Warren Berger says the art of inquiry is the foundation of advancements in science, medicine, mathematics and more. Yet, in our schools—the one place that should emphasize questioning—we value rote answers to standardized tests over challenging inquiry.

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How schools can even playing field for girls of color

Schools with high minority populations not only have fewer resources for athletics, but the number of sports offered and the chance to play are even further limited for girls of color.

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Administrators respond to Common Core opt-out requests

Millions of students took Common Core tests this spring—and while it was business as usual in many districts, the spreading opt-out movement left some administrators caught between concerned parents and state requirements.

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A passionate education leader in the desert

Driven by a passion to create an environment where teachers and students can reach full potential, Superintendent Darwin Stiffler has implemented programs to support the migrant workers and military families whose children attend the Yuma Elementary School District in Arizona.

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Be a source for our neuroscience story

Some educators use the principles of how the brain works to revise teaching techniques and give students a deeper understanding of what they’re learning. If your district has incorporated neuroscience into classroom instruction, we're interested in hearing more about it. Please follow the link to contact us.

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Be a source for our health story

Does your district offer a unique or progressive health-and-wellness program for students and staff? DA is looking for creative ideas in exercise, food service and other fitness activities for a story in our July issue. Please follow the link to contact us.

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STEM takes flight with aviation technology

In the middle school STEM lab at New Canaan Public Schools in Connecticut, students frequently choose to learn with flight simulators rather than 3D printers, video games and other technological options.

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