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YouTube in the classroom: A new necessity?

Districts are dropping bans on YouTube and allowing students and teachers access to the site’s educational videos. Some large districts are paving the way in this shift in policy.

Report: Administrators – not IT staff – lead app adoption

Principals, superintendents, and district CIOs are increasingly becoming the decision-makers for purchasing school apps, according to a new survey.

How states are combating cyberbullying in and out of school

Less than half of U.S. states have policies to combat cyberbullying in schools despite recent media coverage of students who committed suicide after suffering persistent online harassment. Every state except Montana has passed anti-bullying legislation, and most schools have developed policies in line with those laws.

Business of: School vending machines

As school leaders shift to selling healthier products in their vending machines, they can also take the opportunity to change their business model and consider investing in high-tech machines for a range of benefits.

Schools embrace project-based learning 2.0

A bank in Albuquerque, N.M., had a limited budget to make one of its branches more environmentally sustainable, so students at the local ACE Leadership High School rolled up their sleeves and went to work.

At-risk students find success at shopping mall schools

Students attending alternative high schools located in shopping malls nationwide are succeeding academically, with an average graduation rate of 90 percent in the nontraditional setting.

Random drug testing proposal divides New Jersey community

A New Jersey district’s proposal to randomly drug test students in extracurricular activities has parents and the school board divided over district transparency.

Philly schools begin to recover from massive cuts

Philadelphia schools almost didn’t open this fall, after a $304 million budget cut forced 4,000 layoffs. Though $45 million in state emergency aid released in October is helping make progress toward recovery, the district remains without basic services that most administrators take for granted.

Utah’s languages of opportunity

When it comes to foreign language study, Utah is emerging as a national trendsetter. The state’s five-year-old dual-language immersion program will likely give Utah students a leg up in the future job market and foreign affairs.

Bus tracking tool gives parents peace of mind

With the swipe of a bus pass, Denver Public Schools students are answering the often-asked parent question, “Did my child get on the bus today?”