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Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 02/12/2015 - 9:38am
Students trained in IT support are providing teachers with Johnny-on-the-spot resources and bolstering the responsiveness of districts’ lean tech staffs. The eager students provide districts with an inexpensive and much-needed tech resource; and the students gain experience, new skills, and confidence.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 02/12/2015 - 8:04am
With the national trend of measuring institutional achievement by the number of graduates who go on to the next level of college or career, Superintendent Andre P. Spencer writes about Harrison School District Two's collaboration with the community on a pioneering student success program in Colorado.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:23pm
California’s La Habra City School District, under the leadership of Superintendent Susan Belenardo, motivates its students to get up and moving with several wellness programs that are part of a countywide health and obesity prevention initiative.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:55pm
Today’s students may be skilled at texting and social media, but many are unable to perform online research and distinguish accurate information on the web, according to a new study.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:59am
Companies that collect student data would be barred from using or selling it for anything other than educational purposes, under a law proposed in January by President Barack Obama. Called the Student Digital Privacy Act, it would also prevent companies from using data to target advertising to students.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:35am
Project Lead The Way President Vince Bertram, a former superintendent, says STEM fields will present graduates with the most job prospects and highest earnings, yet there is a disconnect between who teaches those subjects, how they are taught and how they are applied in the real world.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 2:23pm
Education advocacy group ASCD is calling for a two-year moratorium on using standardized test results for teacher or school evaluations. The move represents a growing push nationally to cut back on testing and limit its use as an accountability measure because it may not accurately reflect a teacher’s classroom performance.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 02/05/2015 - 11:55am
More districts are monitoring students’ social media activity or contracting with third parties to spot posts in which students threaten others or themselves. DA would like to interview administrators about how this has provided another level of security for staff and students. We'd also like hear about how administrators have generated community support for these initiatives. To share your experience, please follow the link.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 01/27/2015 - 3:59pm
More districts are monitoring students’ social media activity or contracting with third parties to spot posts in which students threaten others or themselves. DA would like to interview administrators and experts about the effectiveness and challenges of monitoring social media. To be a source, please follow the link to contact us.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:09pm
educators think of Spanish. But dual-language programs taught in less-common tongues can help families preserve their cultural identities as new generations are born in the United States. One example is the Hmong, an ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand.