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A year later, bluer skies for Fairfax County schools

When Superintendent Karen Garza started her job at Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia last July, she had barely unpacked when she found a perfect storm of budget planning: increased enrollment, deferred retirement system contributions and a major uptick in students needing ESOL services.

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Navigating ConnectED and E-rate

The federal push to provide all students with high-speed broadband and mobile devices is kicking into high gear, with over a billion dollars pledged for school technology and an overhaul of the program that provides discount internet access.

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Looking for reform in all the wrong places

Professor Andrea Gabor, who has written extensively on the role of private enterprise in education reform, looks at the applicability of business systems to schools—or more specifically, the lack of applicability of many business systems that have been proposed as solutions to the problems of education.

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Common Core test tools aid students with special needs

Common Core assessments are making testing easier for students with special needs, experts say. The computer-based exams include tools such as on-screen calculators and read-aloud instructions to enhance accessibility for students with disabilities while keeping them in the classroom with their peers.

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Computer recycling: What CIOs need to know

The boom in affordable laptops and mobile devices has left the clunky computers of the past piling up in storage rooms in many schools. Recycling is the best way to properly dispose of outdated technology instead of allowing it to collect dust or to break down in landfills.

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The Business of: School transportation

Alternative fuel, surveillance cameras, maintenance and driver salaries all play a role in how a district manages its transportation—unless, of course, the district decides to outsource and let an outside company make all those decisions.

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Calling all ‘Districts of Distinction’

If your school district is engaged in an innovative project that is improving student outcomes, streamlining operations or meeting the needs of your community, it could be a District of Distinction. Just launched by District Administration magazine, Districts of Distinction is a national recognition program to honor school districts that are leading the way with new ideas that work.

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Calling all ‘Districts of Distinction’

If your school district is engaged in an innovative project that is improving student outcomes, streamlining operations or meeting the needs of your community, it could be a District of Distinction. Just launched by District Administration magazine, Districts of Distinction is a national recognition program to honor school districts that are leading the way with new ideas that work.

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Calling all ‘Districts of Distinction’

If your school district is engaged in an innovative project that is improving student outcomes, streamlining operations or meeting the needs of your community, it could be a District of Distinction. Just launched by District Administration magazine, Districts of Distinction is a national recognition program to honor school districts that are leading the way with new ideas that work.

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Web seminar: New Tools for Personalizing Literacy

Hear from an innovative superintendent and an industry expert about an interactive and intuitive platform that can enable personalized literacy learning both in school and at home.

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