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Thomas Arnett is a senior research fellow in education for the Christensen Institute.

Innovation is important, but administrators must fully understand the everyday realities in the classroom before asking teachers to implement new initiatives.

Yonkers security director Brian Schulder follows these principles in keeping schools secure.

Yonkers security director Brian Schulder follows these principles to keep schools secure.

Security chief relies on his experience as a teacher in his job overseeing 39 schools and 70 officers.

As parents increasingly turn to marijuana to treat children with chronic health conditions and severe maladies such as seizures, school district administrators have had to establish rules for the drug’s use on school grounds.

When considering medical marijuana use on school grounds, be prepared for debate and discussion and educate school board members.

According to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, these core practices help grow globally competent students.

Charging and storage solutions are selected not just for their main functions, but also to maximize instruction time. Here are innovative solutions from district technology officials and vendors.

A student’s name and identity matters. That’s why educators are spending more time on name pronunciation and are even making it part of the curriculum.

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be making your students, staff and parents feel excluded. If you answered “no” to each, you’re taking a great approach.

Educators and administrators should ask themselves these questions to determine whether they’re respecting identities and cultures by learning students’ and staff members’ names.  

UPGRADED LEARNING SPACE—After being used for 16 years to teach photography, this classroom at Sunnyside High School has been transformed to accommodate CTE. Student collaboration is encouraged with easily movable and adjustable chairs and workstations.

When coursework shifted to a multimedia focus, Sunnyside High’s CTE classroom was remodeled to accommodate it and promote hand-on learning. The project included replacing traditional tables and chairs with movable workstations. 

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