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Arizona requires financial literacy in schools

Missouri, Tennessee, and Utah, which require students to take one semester of financial literacy in high school, have the strongest laws while many other states, like Arizona, are only required to blend financial literacy into other subjects.

Q&A: Superintendent Patrick Darfler Sweeney talks master consolidation

Patrick Darfler Sweeney, superintendent of Hunter-Tannersville Central School District in upstate New York, has shown that through shared resources and some unique thinking, districts can continue to be forward thinking despite shrinking budgets.

Most Common Core states not aligned to math graduation standards

Out of the 45 states that have adopted the Common Core, only 11 states and the District of Columbia have high school math graduation requirements that align to the new standards, says a new study.

Profile: Superintendent Tom Johnstone driven by social justice

Superintendent of Wiseburn (Calif.) School District has been recognized for improving academic performance by collaborating with local universities and corporations, and for leading the push for Wiseburn to have its own high school.

Be a source for our story on parent engagement platforms

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Student Success Act heads to the Senate

States and school districts could win some authority back from the federal government under a controversial update to the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act (ESEA) passed in July by the U.S. House of Representatives.

K12 professional associations adapt to survive

Professional associations have a reputation for being averse to both change and risk, but they have started to look ahead and almost start from scratch to attract more diverse members and retain the ones they have.

Perceived risk leaps onto school playgrounds

Some schools buying new playground equipment are allowing for “perceived risk”—meaning, students sense some danger as they climb, slide and leap, but the chance of serious injury remains low.

Decade of recovery in New Orleans schools

Over the past 10 years, New Orleans schools have gone from being some of the lowest performing in the country to becoming a working laboratory for a bold experiment in restructuring an urban public school system.

Police and punishment: Strategic alternatives for schools

Instead of sending students to the principal’s office or worse—calling police into classrooms to deal with disorderly conduct—schools can equip their teachers with tools proven to create safe, supportive learning environments and defuse disruption.