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 - Spring 2015

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From the Editor - Spring 2015
What Science Should We Teach?
Finding Help for Failing Schools is Literally in Your Own Backyard
Wherever you are, BE there...
How to Make Troubled Schools Better and Keep Successful Schools on Top
Protecting Student Privacy in Connected Learning
Doing Data Right
Taming Big Data
Support Struggling Students Through Personalized Reading
ConnectED Classrooms: How to Assess the White House ConnectED Offers
Classroom Data: A Deep and Complex Subject
Managing School Instructional Data:
Why CTE Matters for All Students
What Educators Need Most
Causal Analysis
Turning Around Turnaround
Transform Your District’s iPads into a Laptop Replacement
TRANSFORMING LEARNING FOR ALL YOUNG PEOPLE
School Improvement
Developing great teachers through talent management: A guide for principals
Data Essentials: “Must Haves” for a Next Generation Comprehensive Assessment System
It’s All in the Game
Developing great teachers through talent management: A guide for principals
Blended Learning: Emerging Classroom Models
Pedagogical Strategies for Enhanced Learning and Retention
Helping Persistently Failing Schools
BUILDING A BETTER STEM CURRICULUM
BUILDING NEW CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
CHOOSING MATERIALS FOR A BLENDED OR ONLINE COURSE
Continuity Takes BOLD Planning
Cleanshake: The Best Ingredients Or Nothing
The Paperless Office: Myth or Reality?
An Institutional Answer to the Peanut Allergy Issue For Schools
Improve School Culture for Better Teacher Retention
School Uniforms With a Lifetime Guarantee
PESG: Substitute Solutions for School Districts
Is Your School Transition Program Stuck in the 1980’s?
It’s Time To Engage In The War Against Cyber Abuse
Using Teacher Reflection To Improve Professional Practice
Providing A Classroom Management Guide For Beginning Teachers
The Invention of IBlock
Digital Microlearning in the Classroom
Divergent Learners
Back to School
DESIGNING MODERN CLASSROOMS
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Next Generation Fundraising for Schools
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Talking about Alcohol: The Role of Teachers
Three Strategies to School Emergency Response Preparedness
HOW TO PREVENT LIABILITIES, IMPROVE SCHOOL CLIMATE AND ENSURE BETTER CYA
Broaden Participation in STEM
SQUEEZING THE FUN AND ENJOYMENT BACK INTO LEARNING
From Classroom to Career:
BUILD PROTECTION AGAINST RISKY BEHAVIOR
Social Emotional Learning to Build Intentional Communities
Helping Students with Disabilities Make Good College Choices
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