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.
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.
With starting salaries for teachers hovering around an average of $38,600, educators are tapping the rising gig economy for second jobs. This has led districts to consider new policies to prevent disruptions or distractions.
As parents increasingly turn to marijuana to treat children with chronic health conditions and severe maladies such as seizures, school district administrators have had to establish rules for the drug’s use on school grounds.
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.
Environmental science, STEM, youth development and service stand as the pillars of Green Girls, which is run by New York City’s City Parks Foundation. The five-week course runs year-round in five underserved communities in the city.
Forty-three percent of principals and other district leaders say that digital content is an effective tool for enabling equity, according to a recent report from Project Tomorrow. Here are the most used forms by district type and platform.