K-12 District Leaders Evolving Into Smarter Ed-Tech Consumers – Education Week

A series of nascent efforts in schools and districts is underway to help administrators take a more discerning approach when purchasing products and services… Read more… www.edweek.org

New York Puts Spotlight on Teachers Engaging Parents | ED.gov

When parents at the Silas Wood Sixth Grade Center in South Huntington, New York, began asking questions about the unfamiliar assignments their children were bringing home last fall, teachers thought they deserved answers. Read more about New York Puts Spotlight on Teachers Engaging Parents  

Desired Qualifications for District School Leaders

Superintendent, Director of Schools, Chancellor, Commissioner, whatever you call them, their duties are mainly the same: To ensure the highest quality instruction and maximize student achievement under their charge.  Here are some desired qualifications of a successful district leader: Listens, speaks, and communicates effectively: An effective district leader communicates the successes...

Changing Education Paradigms

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Lacking Leaders: The Challenges of Principal Recruitment, Selection, and Placement | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

School leaders matter. But are districts identifying, recruiting, selecting, and placing high-potential principal candidates? To what extent do these practices enable districts to find and hire great school leaders? In Lacking Leaders: The Challenges of Principal Recruitment, Selection, and Placement, authors Daniela Doyle and Gillian Locke study five urban school...

Social Media Literacy: The Five Key Concepts | Edutopia

Edutopia blogger Stacey Goodman describes each key concept of media literacy, also explaing why it’s important, as teachers, we know what they are. Read more… www.edutopia.org

The Greatest Productivity Tool You Never Thought Of: Email Autoresponder | Fast Company

Have a mangled inbox? Do what HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes, swissmiss founder Tina Roth Eisenberg, and WomenInnovateMobile cofounder Kelly Hoey do. Hoey, a cofounder of the WomenInnovateMobile accelerator, started using an autoresponder about a year ago. Read more about The Greatest Productivity Tool You Never Thought Of: Email Autoresponder

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