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Incident response plans help district address student safety

Following the shootings at Columbine High School in 1999 and the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the East Coast, U.S. Homeland Security determined that schools and hospitals are two…

Viewpoint: A rational approach to student-teacher ratios

What number of students should each teacher teach? How many is “too many”? It turns out that the right answer is: It depends.…

Hybrid approach drives retention success

In 2007, when California Lutheran University (CLU) campus leaders noticed a drop in freshman return rates, they charged me with serving as CLU’s retention champion. As the first director of…

Universal Service reform: What it means for schools

Changes to the government's Universal Service programs will result in new broadband options for schools—but they'll also create new compliance challenges as the web of federal programs supporting broadband service…

Closing the math skills gap and boosting achievement

As with so many other schools around the country, it was apparent that too many of our students, at all grade levels, were struggling with math and were performing significantly…

Would you like to wow parents all year long?

You won’t likely wow parents by sharing the classroom rules and procedures. You will, however, wow them by sharing valuable information about their child. How do you do this effectively…

Free curriculum resource helps educators teach to Common Core standards

A popular online education resource now provides interactive curriculum tools specially tailored to correspond with both state standards and the Common Core standards—and U.S. educators can use the product free…

The digital natives are restless

We believe many American schools today provide an effective education, but that the bar is rising, requiring new ways to think about how to educate today's students. A growing number…

Our digital natives are immigrating

Marc Prensky eloquently coined the metaphor of the “digital immigrant” to define an adult who has “immigrated” into the use of technology. This is opposed to a “digital native” who…

Report: Federal action needed to expand digital learning

As schools increasingly embrace digital learning, a new report says more federal action is needed to encourage the effective use of educational technology.…

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