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Schachter, Ron – District Administration, 2012
For generations, teachers in the early elementary years have urged their young pupils to use their brains. They're still offering the same encouragement, but nowadays they can know even more about what they're talking about. Recent advances in neuroscience--from detailed scans of the brain to ongoing research on teaching methods that increase…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Brain, Cognitive Development, Learning Readiness
Butler, Kevin – District Administration, 2009
The federal stimulus package provides badly needed aid to school districts, allowing them to avoid massive staff and teacher layoffs and injecting them with a healthy dose of funds for many programs ranging from technology to renovation work. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which President Barack Obama signed on Feb.17, provides…
Descriptors: Budgets, Job Layoff, School Districts, Special Education
Vogel, Carl – District Administration, 2009
In this digital world, being a "viewer" is passe. Web 2.0 tools--social networks, wikis, blogs, voicestream, YouTube, Google Docs--allow users to be participants. Instead of creating isolated users, such technologies foster community and collaboration. In this article, the author describes how schools in New York, Florida, New Jersey,…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Cooperation, Social Networks