Did You Know?

Technology in the Schools
14.1 million — Number of computers available for classroom use in the nation’s 114,000 elementary and secondary schools; that works out to one computer for every four students.

Languages
9.9 million — Number of school-age children (five to 17) who speak a language other than English at home. These children make up nearly one-in-five in this age group. Most of them (7.0 million) speak Spanish at home.

Teachers and Other School Personnel
6.5 million — Number of teachers in the United States. The bulk of them (2.6 million) teach at the elementary and middle school level.

School Enrollment
40% — Percentage of elementary and high school students who are minorities (i.e., people who are non-Hispanic white). This compares with 21% in 1970, when the crest of the baby boom was enrolled at this level of school.

FROM THE EDITOR - Winter 2014

We've had a great deal of discussion about the main topic in this issue, The Future of Education Technology . We believe having some insight into the future is essential. As administrators, you are ... Read More...

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Data in Education School Leaders Must be Part of the Transformation

In Ponca City, Oklahoma, Superintendent Dr. David Pennington uses publicly reported information—like state report cards on school results and progress—to make good decisions for students. He knows ti... Read More...

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The Slippery Slope of Selection Thoughts for Educational Leaders About Hiring the Right Person Each Time

We would all likely agree with Jim Collins in his popular book, “Good to Great,” that selecting and hiring the right people is key to the success of a school district. The most important decision dis... Read More...

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The Business of Your School

There are times I know I would have loved being an Assistant Superintendent for Business Services. The numbers usually add up at the end of the day and you can go home and not worry whether a student... Read More...

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Redefining the F-Word in the Business of Education

Jostens Renaissance, begun in 1984, has enabled me to ask three very simple questions to hundreds of thousands of parents, students, staffulty, and adults as well as members of our communities: “Have... Read More...

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Tell Me a Story: The Power of Narratives in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Why are the skills required to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible ... Read More...

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Globalization of Higher Education: Expanding U.S. Universities onto foreign Soil

Colleges and universities have always been seen as centers for the exchange and development of knowledge, language and culture among participants from near and far. Traditionally, students from arou... Read More...

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Fiscal Leadership Fiscal Leadership

The fiscal assets of a school system must be managed:  cash flow, accounts payable, accounts receivable, bond repayment, and so on. In my book,  From Systems Thinking to Systemic Action,  I list four... Read More...

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FROM THE EDITOR - Winter 2014
Data in Education
The Slippery Slope of Selection
The Business of Your School
Redefining the F-Word in the Business of Education
Tell Me a Story: The Power of Narratives in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
Globalization of Higher Education: Expanding U.S. Universities onto foreign Soil
Fiscal Leadership
Meet Mindfulness:
Psst! Your Writing Instruction Is of Little Consequence
Better Teaching: Fractions and the Common Core
Project-Based Classrooms Help Students Become Active Learners
Florida District Finds Technology Help from Unlikely Experts: Its Students
TECHNOLOGY ON THE HORIZON
Mobile Broadband - Stemming the Digital Divide
The Future of EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY
The future of social media in education
THE FUTURE OF 3-D PRINTING IN EDUCATION
From Wearables to Holograms
Engineering in Elementary Schools:
Including Students in Your School’s Energy Program
BROADENING THE DEFINITION OF COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS
Provide an accelerated path to algebra for underperforming students
Connect People Anywhere And Everywhere Conversations Take Place
Preparing Students for the Global Economy
SECURITY PLANNING IS CRITICAL
Lessons Learned from Sandy Hook
SELECTING AN EMERGENCY MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
CREATING A FAIR, OPEN AND COMPETITIVE PURCHASING PROCESS
THE TOP 5 CONSIDERATIONS TO MAKE YOUR DISTRICT MORE EFFECTIVE
THE O WORD - OUTSOURCING
EFFECTIVE SCHOOL RISK MANAGEMENT
PREPARING LEADERS FOR THE ‘SOFT’ SIDE OF LEADERSHIP
DON’T IGNORE DIRECT-ASK FUND-RAISING
Community Schools
GLOBAL EDUCATION FOR EVERY STUDENT
SUPPORTING ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELLS) IN THE CONTENT CLASSROOM
DIVERGENT LEARNERS
THE GIFTED MIND
Online Instruction, like Traditional Instruction, Begins with Good Pedagogy
Implementing the Curriculum Documents
SCIENCE OPPORTUNITIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
The Impact of Industry and Community College Collaborations On Economic and Workforce ...
Special Education Advances Individualized Learning for All
THE IMPACT OF SELF-REGULATION ON COLLEGE CHOICES FOR STUDENTS WITH ADHD
A Paradigm Shift in Education
Why Would We Listen?
THE CHANGING FACE OF SCHOOL NUTRITION
Is It Possible to Get Kids Excited About Nutrition?
GETTING AMERICA FIT AGAIN
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