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Power of inclusive preschool

Pre-K programs for students with special needs vary widely in quality and scope. Some states and districts have long included students with special needs in pre-K classes alongside their more typically developing peers.

Be a source for our news literacy story

Is your district using the news to teach students whether a news story is credible? And how much news—and on what topics—is healthy for students of various ages? Has the acceleration of the news cycle caused anxiety among students or staff? If you'd like to share your insights in an interview, please follow the link to connect with us.

Models of CIO leadership

How do effective CIOs model the leadership skills necessitated by rapidly advancing technologies? DA would like to interview CIOs about modeling day-to-day work habits, use of technology and collaborative tactics that they hope to see adopted by IT staff and district educators. Please follow the link to connect with us.

DA to recognize schools for technology excellence

Does a school in your district deserve recognition for an innovative technology program in Math Instruction or Makerspaces?

Be a source for our story on digital badges

More districts now use digital badges to highlight students' specific skills, such as critical thinking or leadership. If your district is innovating or experimenting in this area, we’d like to interview an administrator to gain some details and deeper insight. Please follow the link to connect with us. 

STEM/STEAM school products

Today’s educators need versatile products that can be used to teach more than one aspect of STEAM. Schools want to engage students with hands-on activities that, for example, blend art and reading with core science and math instruction.

Adrian Vega implements leadership prep academies

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.

School students interpret classic literature with modern tech

At New Rochelle High School, about 20 miles north of New York City, students use smartphones and tablets to create short movies based on classic works of literature.

Schools using art as inspiration

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

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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