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 - Fall 2014

After a well-deserved summer break, educators are back to continue what, I believe, is truly a labor of love – that of teaching our children and preparing them for the rest of their lives. Each of us... Read More...

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Steps Toward a Successful Public Private Partnership

As a superintendent, I sat on one side of the desk reviewing vendors with a jaundice eye as I watched my budget and carefully chose where to put my pennies. As a private business owner, I sit on the ... Read More...

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The Courtship of Eagles

Jostens Renaissance is coming together, working together and staying together. From its inception, it has been emblematic of partnership. From our initial brainstorming sessions with Jostens, the o... Read More...

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The Missing ‘S’ of SEL: Because Social and Emotional Learning is Not Enough

I’ve been pushing Social Emotional Learning (SEL) for decades. My version hadn’t acquired its own acronym but otherwise, I’ve been talking about the exact same concepts — but just about 30 years too ... Read More...

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Picture This! Engaging K-6 Students With Visuals

When children are very young, they often draw pictures on anything and everything. As adults, we cherish these drawings and are quick to hang them in a prominent place for all to see. However, our fo... Read More...

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EDUCATING THE HEAD,HEART AND HAND FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

The 21st century is placing great demands on our students and educational system. To meet those demands, we recognize that educating the head (cognitive domain), exclusive of the heart and hand (affe... Read More...

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Prosocial education and school climate reform policy and practice trends: Mobilizing the ‘whole village’ to support the ‘whole child’

There is growing policy; fiscal and practical support for prosocial educational and school climate improvement efforts from federal agencies, state departments of education and large and small distri... Read More...

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Classroom Management: Teachers’ Affective Styles

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FROM THE EDITOR - Fall 2014
Steps Toward a Successful Public Private Partnership
The Courtship of Eagles
The Missing ‘S’ of SEL:
Picture This! Engaging K-6 Students With Visuals
EDUCATING THE HEAD,HEART AND HAND FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Prosocial education and school climate reform policy and practice trends:
Classroom Management: Teachers’ Affective Styles
TRANSITIONING TO POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION OR THE WORKFORCE FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING D...
Making College & Career Readiness Accessible to All Students
The Gifted Mind
Stop the Slide
WHERE EVERYONE IS ABOVE AVERAGE
GLOBAL EDUCATION’S ECONOMIC IMPERATIVE
A Guide for Student Foreign Travel
Global Education
Integrated Blind Spot Pedestrian Detection Systems
Leading a Learning Innovation:
World-Class K-12 STEM Education Solution at Minimal Cost
SafePlans: Helping to Make Schools Even Safer and More Prepared
World’s Finest ® Chocolate
Panic Buttons are Making Schools Safer
A PLACE AT THE HELM
DO THEY STACK UP?
Active Learning Through Project-based Learning
Taking Gap Year Education To The Next Level
What is the Value of a Master’s Degree?
Building a New Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment System
Embracing the Common Core with Art
Why Alignment Matters
The BUZZ on PBL
How Smart Administrators Can Make Smarter Decisions
The New Imperative For Public Education
Often Overlooked
Data in Education
Leadership Actions for Transforming Schools
STRATEGIES: Delay, Impede, Protect
LESSONS LEARNED FROM SANDY HOOK
SECURITY PROFESSIONALS
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VIDEO SECURITY SYSTEMS
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The Evolving Face of School Security:
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Flipping Over Flipped Classrooms
TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
USING TECHNOLOGY TO PERSONALIZE LEARNING IN MATH EDUCATION
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Make Connections Through Earth Science Week 2014
INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL OFFERS TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
AN EFFECTIVE SYSTEM SOLUTION FOR STEM EDUCATION
PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN PUBLIC EDUCATION
Crowd-funding creates student achievement ‘one dollar at a time’
THE FOUNDATION OF MY CAREER IN TENNIS:
SMART SNACKS IN SCHOOL
MOVE TO IMPROVE
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
A CANNON BLAST Of Curriculum for All Ages
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GOING UP UP UP ON NEW ENGLAND’S MOUNT WASHINGTON COG RAILWAY
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CHALLENGE BY CHOICE
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