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Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 12/09/2016 - 9:32am
Regulations proposed under the Obama administration to improve transparency around teacher preparation require states to provide a lot of data—including retention rates, feedback from graduates and student learning outcomes. But it’s unclear whether the Trump administration will maintain the policy.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:52pm
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.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:48pm
As we face a new year with a new president, District Administration looks back on 2016 to consider the biggest and most influential stories in K12 education. Will they continue to be important in 2017? Will school leaders find better solutions? Will we see improvements?
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:38pm
The suicide rate among 10- to 14-year-olds is on the rise. While the statistics are dire, a solution seems to be taking shape. Prevention may be in the hands of the students themselves.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:33pm
In some districts, the principal’s office may as well have a revolving door for its high turnover rate. According to one report, more than half of principals leave after three years, especially in urban areas. In 2011, the philanthropic Wallace Foundation launched a $75 million initiative to help six urban districts cultivate school principals.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:27pm
High-quality instruction in science, math, engineering and technology requires both teaching expertise and content knowledge. Yet, at the elementary school level, many teachers haven’t had specialized education or training in science.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:16pm
As a candidate, incoming President Donald Trump discussed eliminating the Common Core, scaling back the influence of the U.S. Department of Education, and supporting school choice with vouchers and an increase in charter and magnet schools.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:09pm
Superintendents in states that passed referendums legalizing marijuana in November are pressing for more clear legal guidance on how to best address issues like drug possession. They also say more research is needed on the possible impacts of marijuana legalization on K12 academic achievement.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:05pm
Hundreds of new technologies appear every decade, but only a few end up having a lasting impact on education. We pulled out District Administration’s crystal ball to forecast some of the major tech trends now gaining momentum.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:03pm
With nearby manufacturing plants struggling to find skilled workers, Desert View High School in Tucson, Arizona, launched The Academy of Aerospace iSTEM and Digital Technology program in 2012.