Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 1:37pm
National and regional cooperative purchasing groups have long offered districts cost savings through pre-negotiated vendor contracts for commodities like office supplies. But co-ops are expanding their reach, enabling districts to save on construction as well as facilities’ products and services.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 1:49am
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:27pm
Rural schools that don’t have the ability to build or maintain a wireless network may have another option that gives students internet access in class and at home: LTE networks--a wireless technology that offers fast data download and upload speeds for cell phones and tablets.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:55pm
Installing a synthetic-surface athletic field can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. Any school district that invests in one and then treats it as a maintenance-free luxury may end up spending a lot more money on repairs and replacements.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:53pm
A new wave of e-textbooks is giving students more than just words and a few hotlinks on a digital page. Publishers over the last few years have been adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes designed to engage students more deeply in their learning.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:04pm
Safety, flexibility and energy efficiency are the forces driving new school construction as administrations create buildings to rival college facilities to prepare students for the technology-driven world they will find in college and the workforce.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 07/14/2014 - 1:45pm
The Lake Wales Charter Schools district in Florida faces several challenges, including educating a large migrant population and high poverty rates. Superintendent Jesse L. Jackson and his administration have made communicating with ESL parents a priority.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 07/12/2014 - 1:47am
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:18pm
District Administration wants to talk to superintendents and other district leaders who have found zero-tolerance discipline policies to be ineffective and replaced them with innovative ways to correct behavior and guarantee security. To participate in the story, please follow the link to contact us.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:44am