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How to make reading more rigorous

Take it from one expert: Implementing Common Core literacy standards will be very difficult if district administrators can’t answer questions from educators, parents and policymakers about how the new standards will help students learn.

The Business Of: School maintenance

At what point does it make sense for a district to outsource janitorial services and buildings and grounds maintenance? DA looks at the the pros and cons. 

Strengthen your substitute pool

Economic struggles and new federal education guidelines over the past five years have changed the environment for substitute teachers. When economic difficulties led to staff cutbacks in almost every industry, many laid-off workers signed up to be substitutes, allowing districts to be more selective.

Next gen science enters new dimension

A new approach to assessing students’ three-dimensional learning should soon give teachers a clearer picture of the reasoning their students are using to grasp key science concepts. This more intensive level of assessment will be a critical tool for schools implementing the Next Generation Science Standards.

Repair? Refresh? Recycle? Replace?

Just five years ago, Chawanakee USD, a small rural district nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains in northern California, and the North Kansas City School District, a suburban district located just north of Kansas City, Mo., were at the starting lines of the digital revolution.

Schools learn to outsmart ADHD

When students are diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, approaches that were once excluded from the classroom are now considered a valid option for helping them focus and learn.

Online learning softens impact of snow days

Snow days are melting away as schools increasingly take advantage of online curriculum to keep students learning virtually during weather closures.

Be a source for our story

District Administration is doing an article for its June 2014 issue on the Common Core assessments. If your district has already implemented the online assessments successfully, we’d like to hear from you. To be a part of our story, please follow the link.

Be a source for our story on robotics

District Administration is doing an article on the latest trends in the use of robotics in K12 classrooms. If your district is innovating in this emerging field of instruction, your experience may be a good fit for our article. Please click on the link to contact us.

Web Seminar: Engaging the Community Through Automated Communications

The latest notification systems enable district administrators to communicate instantly and across a variety of platforms to parents, teachers, staff and communities. Attend this web seminar to hear from a director of educational technology and a 15-year educational leadership veteran about their experiences using this technology in their districts.

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