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Adrian Vega implements school leadership prep academies

DA Staff
March, 2017
Adrian Vega is the school superintendent of San Benito Consolidated ISD in Texas.

Adrian Vega, superintendent of San Benito Consolidated ISD in Texas, has implemented leadership prep academies that promote professional development among aspiring leaders in the district.

A model for school integration

Jessica Ablamsky
March, 2017
SOURCE: The Century Foundation's socio-economic integration strategies in schools.

Many districts across the country struggle with increasing demographic homogeneity more than 60 years after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. 

Schools using art as inspiration

DA Staff
March, 2017

Elementary and middle school students in Bridgeport, Connecticut, dabble in architecture, play music and learn about fashion design with well-known artists and professionals as part of the national Turnaround Arts program.

New teachers must stay at schools for retirement perks

DA Staff
March, 2017
"(No) Money in the Bank: Which Retirement Systems Penalize New Teachers?" schools report from Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

New teachers in many of the nation’s largest districts must continue to work at least 25 years to receive a positive return on their retirement benefits, according to a new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

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