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EDUCATION ALLIES—CSU-Global’s headquarters will be built by Aurora Public Schools on district-owned land outside of Denver. CSU-Global President Becky Takeda-Tinker (third from right) and Superintendent Rico Munn (second from right) call the partnership one of the first of its kind in the nation.

Colorado State University-Global Campus partnered with Aurora Public Schools to build a headquarters for the fully online university on district land. The university will leverage lease payments to make college possible for more Denver-area students.

While participation in interscholastic sports has increased for the past three decades, verbal abuse, low pay and long hours are driving high school sports officials off fields and disrupting athletic schedules.

The National Association for Sports Officials offers these suggestions.

CLEANING UP ATTENDANCE—Thanks to commercial partner programs, such as Care Counts, at-risk students can wash their clothes and are less likely to miss school.

Districts have been installing laundry facilities at schools in low-income neighborhoods, since many at-risk students from these areas often do not have regular access to clean clothes, and as a result, skip school.

Mark D. Benigni is superintendent of the Meriden Public Schools in Connecticut. Lois B. Lehman is the district’s coordinator of grants and special projects.

By publishing, presenting and building relationships, public schools can maximize funding, from nonpublic sources, to aid district innovation.

Nongongoma Majova-Seane, principal of Stanton College Prep School, has boosted reading scores by combining instruction for students in grades 9 and 10, and then splitting them into AP or IB classes in their junior and senior years.

Nongongoma Majova-Seane has led Stanton College Preparatory School to rank in the top 10 percent of U.S. schools.

School administrators must assess their policies and practices on collecting, managing and sharing student data, both digitally and on paper, and clearly explain these efforts to parents.

Carol Patton is a Las Vegas-based writer specializing in human resource issues.

School districts are building positive workplaces—where employees feel valued, respected and connected—through new hiring practices and customer service training. 

OK, it’s not that easy, but the following links can help you get started seeking edtech grants.

 Andrea Gabor is author of After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform (The New Press, 2018).

Andrea Gabor, author of After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform, discusses how corporate philanthropists have hurt, rather than helped, public education.

To support and keep up with cutting-edge technology initiatives and solve the funding puzzle, school districts are turning to grant opportunities. 

Here are the prices that Texas-based School Purchasing Alliance members pay for a case of food versus what they would pay if they were not part of the co-op. 

Here are the prices that Texas-based School Purchasing Alliance members pay for a case of food versus what they would pay if they were not part of the co-op. 

Learn how charter schools in New Orleans launched a food co-op.

MEAL DEAL—This student at Dickinson ISD near Houston enjoys a lunch on which his district saved money by joining a new food co-op.

How school districts in different regions of the country can save money and prioritize healthy eating through cooperative purchasing.

Furnishing a multiage classroom focuses on flexibility, variety and comfort.

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