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DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION commissioned a survey of our readers to assess buying power for districts across the nation. Subscribers from school districts of all sizes received a questionnaire about buying activities and expenditures over a four-year period. The data reveal a total market that is enormous, and most districts have increased expenditures for products and services in all areas by about 6 percent, excluding construction and renovation projects.

Condoms in Schools

With the pressure on schools these days, it's easy to understand how a school board could step into certain areas with the notion that they're doing the right thing (Understanding the Times, December). Schools are required to face the ramifications of babies having babies.

 

Taking Baby Steps to Meet NCLB Requirements

The National School Board Association included Jennifer Ziolko on its 2006 list of the 20 most outstanding emerging leaders in education, based on her work implementing technology and supporting its use in special education classes throughout the West Linn/Wilsonville (Ore.) School District.

How can teachers help students learn, remember, and apply academic skills and concepts? To answer this question, a panel of experts convened by the U.S. Department of Education recently examined research in cognitive science, experimental psychology, education, and educational technology. The focus was on instructional procedures and timing for increasing learning and memory.

 

With every new case of school violence, district leaders are urged to be proactive in hopes of averting potential violence. And experts say part of that proactive work comes from a threat assessment plan that every district should have.

 

The need to address adolescent literacy with a focus on English Language Learners has created a growing realization that instructional practices need to change.

The Carmel Unified School District, located 120 miles south of San Francisco and including the population centers of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Valley, Pebble Beach and Big Sur, enrolls 2,166 students and employs 335 staff members.

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