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Politics seep into school leaders role

The role of the chief state school officer is becoming increasingly political, with the rise of tough accountability standards and mounting tension over the funding of charter schools.

FCC aims to expand schools’ broadband access

Districts may have more affordable access to broadband internet service as early as fall 2014, thanks to an FCC proposal to reform the federal E-rate program that connects schools and public libraries to the internet.

North Carolina abolishes teacher tenure: What’s next?

North Carolina, a state once seen at the forefront of progressive education policy, has become a battleground where reformers and teachers’ advocates are clashing over a wide-ranging new voucher program and the elimination of tenure-based pay.

How schools are preventing athletic emergencies

With the start of football and the rest of the 2013-2014 school athletic calendar, districts are looking at new laws and training recommendations to help avoid deadly health problems among the 7.5 million students who will play high school sports this year.

Flexbooks help Georgia district keep up with math mandates

Henry County Schools in suburban Atlanta spent just over $100,000 to have iPads for all students in each math classroom in grades 3 through 10.

School prioritize maintenance, air quality, and function in flooring

From maintenance to color to price, the options for a school floor—an investment that is expected to last 25 to 30 years—are numerous.

iPads expand time and space in schools

According to Apple, about 4 million iPads have been sold to U.S. schools. K12 use of devices like Google Chromebooks and Android tablets is also growing.

30 states already teaching some Common Core

The Common Core State Standards are no longer coming—they are already here. At least 30 of the 46 states that have adopted the CCSS in math and English language arts are already teaching to the standards in some grades and districts, according a new report.

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.