While the focus on grade-level standardized tests keeps many schools bound to traditional grade-level classrooms, others are finding ways to make multiage classes work and say their students are thriving.
Across the country, districts are cutting chronic absenteeism with an array of strategies—some as simple as mailing letters to parents, and others as complex as offering counseling, mentoring and support services.
Keeping Students Safe Every Day, a book about preparing for and responding to school violence, natural disasters and other hazards, offers insights on creating emergency operations plans that follow government guidelines.
A few Alaska schools are growing produce for their lunch programs in communities where some residents have to drive two hours, one way, to the nearest grocery store. The initiative has also increased employment in these remote areas.
LRP Media Group, parent company of District Administration, has acquired Atlantic Research Partners’ National Superintendents Academy. The first cohort of the superintendent training program will launch in February 2019.
Noris Price received the Georgia School Superintendents Association’s President Award for her work on student achievement, improvements to Baldwin County School District buildings, and the launch of a Montessori Academy.
When edtech developers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania asked K12 teachers to wish for a superpower, the teachers imagined student data hovering in midair. Smart glasses can now provide that feedback.
More than one-third of U.S. school districts have elevated levels of lead in school water. Administrators must work quickly to determine the best and most cost-effective solutions for providing safe drinking water amid a lack of national standards and federal funding.