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Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 07/18/2016 - 9:01am
Designing new buildings or retrofitting existing ones to meet standards for natural disasters is an especially complex challenge for school leaders. But building to a more modern code makes a district eligible for more federal assistance
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:10pm
Growing evidence shows that well-maintained and updated school facilities promote learning, as well as student and staff health, and help curb long-term school expenses.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:13am
Another group of states in 2015-16 deployed their own Common Core-aligned assessments, adding greater momentum to a national shift away from the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing consortia.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:39am
More than five years after many states implemented Common Core, the impact on student achievement remains unclear—though some states show small academic gains, with persistent achievement gaps.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/17/2016 - 11:20am
Meeting students’ psychological needs, improving STEM programs and fueling college and career access exemplify innovative solutions increasing student achievement nationwide. The 24 school systems honored in this round of District Administration’s Districts of Distinction national recognition program found creative ways to raise graduation rates and to build up administrative effectiveness.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:42am
Technology is a vital part of students’ lives: 92 percent of teens say they go online daily and 24 percent say they are logged in "almost constantly." One challenge for schools has been overcoming the perception that social media monitoring jeopardizes student privacy.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:33am
The Every Student Succeeds Act reverses the trend of federal authority over K12 education. The new law returns state and local authority to levels that have not been seen in decades—and one of biggest changes is that ESSA increases fund transferability for key federal programs.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:11am
Miami-Dade County’s BioTECH @ Richmond Heights—a conservation-biology-focused STEM high school that opened in 2014-15 with help from an $11 million federal grant—focuses on zoology, botany, genetics, ecology, chemistry and environmental sciences.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/17/2016 - 9:57am
Few teachers receive individualized professional development, though many are expected to personalize learning for students. Microcredentials—digital badges that teachers earn by learning a skill and demonstrating mastery through student results—offer a PD pathway designed to be highly differentiated and engaging.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/17/2016 - 8:51am
With the reversal of the 2005 state takeover of most of New Orleans’ public schools, a charter-based district will for the first time in the United States be accountable to its local school board.