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Innovative K12 tech center provides skills for lifetime

After the Great Recession, the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township in Indianapolis knew it had to prepare students for a new world of work skills and knowledge.

Personalized learning reshapes school PD

Hattiesburg School District designs technology training to empower teachers to take charge of their own professional development by letting them decide what they want to learn, when they want to learn it and how.

‘Empowerment Zone’ offers hope to failing schools

Six Springfield, Massachusetts, middle schools, flagged as close to failing by the state two years ago, seized an unusual opportunity to run themselves.

Building blocks of a school security plan

The world of security can be daunting. Security tools and technologies are often expensive, and school leaders are not typically trained to know what will offer their institutions the greatest benefit.

Cursive writing gains renewed momentum in schools

Is cursive writing doomed to become a long-lost art? Not if some educators have anything to say about it.

Schools bypassing borders

In rural eastern Kentucky, teacher Jill Armstrong connects her high school students not just with towering historical figures, but also with real-live teens from schools on the other side of the world.

E-rate can (still) help K12 districts connect

The E-rate program, which is entering its 20th cycle and is worth about $4 billion, is still giving. It can still help districts connect their school buildings to the internet—unbeknownst to some leaders.

Making school wellness programs work

Since 2014, 20 percent of schools offered diabetes screening, 31 percent provided nutrition education and 30 percent offered weight management, according to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How schools outsmart the hackers

Nationally, ransomware attacks surged from 4 million incidents in 2015 to nearly 638 million last year—a jump of 15,850 percent—according to a report from network security firm SonicWall.

Let science drive reading education

In his new book Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It (Basic Books, 2017), Seidenberg says the answer to the question “Why can’t Johnny read?” stems from how reading is taught.

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