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District Administration, May 2018

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Features

Here’s how schools and districts overcome six potential pitfalls after adopting self-paced learning.

The techniques for streamlining bus transportation range from a variety of off-the shelf routing programs to relying more on an administrator’s experience with local conditions.

Across the country, districts are grappling with rising levels of student anxiety attributed to everything from academic pressures to larger social forces. 

Faced with tight budgets and the expanding use of electricity-hungry technology, districts are turning to energy efficiency solutions that don’t sacrifice learning power.

District CIO

A lot of science goes into building a great acoustic guitar. For example, students must analyze malleability, weight and other composition factors when picking the wood to make their own instrument.

Administrators now strive to align strong technology plans with district strategic goals.

Opinion

Many teachers are forced into using technology they are unfamiliar or uncomfortable using. Administrators should do all they can to help teachers overcome this. Here are four keys to supporting and engaging teachers.

As you consider using social media to connect with students and families, or look to refine your current commitment, here are four tips for connecting with your school community through these online platforms.

All districts face employee issues. Some have learned better than others how to address problems early, before they erupt.

Briefings

Children from 19 El Paso ISD schools now engage in social-emotional activities at nearly two dozen new playgrounds, thanks in part to districtwide communication.

Coaching has surfaced as a key quality improvement strategy for early childhood instruction, according to a recent report by Bellwether Education Partners.

Donald Fennoy now leads the School District of Palm Beach County in Florida, the 10th largest district in the U.S.

Schools have started fine-tuning their automotive tech programs to make them ideal vehicles for STEM instruction.

In light of a looming ESSA mandate to increase transparency around education spending, district leaders have been struggling to calculate per-pupil spending by school in accordance with state and federal requirements.

A number of schools nationwide are committed to teaching skills coaches say will last a lifetime, including how to maintain eye contact and ask meaningful questions.

District leaders have taken a wide range of responses to curb the alarming increase in students’ use of vaping devices and e-cigarettes.

Departments

Today’s computer charging stations not only provide power, they also allow teachers to effortlessly transport an entire classroom’s laptops and tablets.

In The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better, Daniel Koretz says the pressure to raise achievement test scores often leads to outright cheating.