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Kindergartners get school of their own

Ray Bendici
March, 2017
THEIR OWN SPACE—Mukilteo School District’s new standalone Fairmount Kindergarten Center is designed to accommodate kindergartners.

The Fairmount Kindergarten Center near Seattle hopes to use innovative design to maximize classroom learning time when it opens in September for the 2017-18 school year.

Schools zoom in on STEM equity

Carolyn Crist
March, 2017
STRIDES IN SCIENCE—An educator tests a tech tool at an NSTA conference in Minneapolis. Speakers at the 2017 national conference will share insight on equity for English language learners, and for low-income and special education students. (Mike Weiss)

With the U.S. Department of Education doling out billions of dollars to promote diversity and to support low-income schools in 2017, administrators across the country are also working to better serve students of all backgrounds, abilities and interests.

Family sets tradition of school leadership

Angela Pascopella
January, 2017
PRUSATOR SUMMIT—The Prusator education superintendents get together about four times per year, sometimes bouncing ideas off each other. They joke that one of them will “get it right.” Clockwise from top left, Jeff Prusator, Todd Prusator, father, Robert, who is retired, and Bob Prusator.

School superintendency is a family business for the Prusators. Todd Prusator leads Community Consolidated School District 231 in a small community 70 miles west of Chicago. His two brothers, Bob and Jeff, also are Illinois superintendents, all within about 30 miles of each other in the northwest corner of the state. 

Recommended reading for K12 district leaders

Ray Bendici
January, 2017
This education guide explores the ways new technology and designer mindsets engage students in science.

Books on improving teachers, engaging science students, evaluating second languages and teaching media literacy education.

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