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Fervor and fury over L.A. schools’ iPads

The pitch came from a smiling man in a jacket and tie, sitting at his desk and rhapsodizing about the wonders one product could bring to the Los Angeles Unified…

How-to
6 ways to improve dropout prevention efforts

Bob Darby, a former educator and district superintendent, shares six critical dropout prevention strategies.…

How-to
Seven keys to deploying tablets successfully

Marc Fanaroff, a special education administrator for more than 30 years, shares his advice on successfully deploying tablets in schools.…

How-to
5 key steps to safeguarding student data

As uses of student data continue to expand, districts must be prepared to protect this information and ensure it's only used for its indented purpose: to help students succeed. Here…

Opinion
Why BYOT should begin in elementary school

Usually, districts adopting BYOT programs initiate them at the high school level and allow them to trickle down to the junior high or middle school level. But why make students…

5 must-have tools to hire and develop effective teachers

David Schuler, superintendent of High School District 214, shares five must-have tools to hire and develop effective teachers.…

Opinion
How can we engage all learners? Let students play

When students are put in an environment in which they can learn their own way without fear, they become lifelong independent learners.…

How-to
5 things you can do right now to prepare for Common Core assessments

Helping your students become ready for deeper skills assessment isn't as hard as you think; here are five places to start.…

Opinion
How ‘productive struggle’ can lead to deeper learning

Students can experience "productive struggle" when given a task slightly beyond their abilities. As educators provide support for tackling a challenging problem through different approaches, they can help their students…

Opinion
Why a flexible SIS is a key to mobile learning success

When we started planning the Mobile Minds initiative, a majority of our time was spent discussing and evaluating learning management systems and mobile device managers. Ultimately, we could come to…