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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.

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.

Barbara Sargent is the superintendent of schools at Parsippany-Troy Hills School District

Superintendents should involve administrators, parents, teachers, counselors and student ambassadors when looking to bring a new principal on board. Here are five steps to a successful hiring process.

Snapshots of attendance solutions that produced results.

Here is a low-tech way to connect with families of truant students.

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.

Thomas Arnett is a senior research fellow in education for the Christensen Institute.

Innovation is important, but administrators must fully understand the everyday realities in the classroom before asking teachers to implement new initiatives.

Yonkers security director Brian Schulder follows these principles in keeping schools secure.

Yonkers security director Brian Schulder follows these principles to keep schools secure.

Security chief relies on his experience as a teacher in his job overseeing 39 schools and 70 officers.

With every student using Chromebooks and educators utilizing Apple or Windows products, Richardson ISD in Texas needed a wireless presentation solution that could accommodate all users. Technology Project Manager Darryl Balch soon realized that was easier said than done.

“We looked at five other presentation solutions, and some were specific to one operating system, or they didn’t work with our enterprise environment,” Balch says. “They either couldn’t set up proxies or would not work with our other layered security.”

Many districts have bus fleets that are over 10 years old. Why is this a growing problem?

Many school districts are having overall budgeting challenges and it’s difficult to come up with a large amount of capital for fleet replacements, which can range from $85,000 to $150,000 for a single bus. As a result, replacements get deferred for years, especially by districts that have great mechanics keeping these older buses running.

The personnel function in public education is multi-faceted and it is one in which all prospective or practicing administrators must have a solid base of knowledge. With the exception of promoting and protecting the well being of the the students, I believe that the personnel function is the most important responsibility of school administrators; in particular those who work at the building level, such as principals and assistant principals.

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