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Schachter, Ron – District Administration, 2013
English as a Second Language programs have historically focused on Spanish-speaking students, but the ESL map is undergoing a dramatic transformation that is challenging K12 schools to cope with a burgeoning number of different native languages--more than 100 in some locations--as new immigrants arrive in districts across the country. The number…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Programs, English Language Learners, Public Schools
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
Schachter, Ron – District Administration, 2010
When Saul Lerner became director of physical education, athletics, and health for the Bellmore-Merrick (New York) School District 14 years ago, football, soccer, basketball, and floor hockey were staples of most physical education classes on Long Island and around the rest of the country. The mindset of physical educators was to emphasize sports…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Team Sports, Educational Change, Physical Activities
Schachter, Ron – District Administration, 2009
For many schools, "Going Green" once meant turning out the lights after leaving the classroom, filling the recycle bins, and celebrating Earth Day. Not anymore. Although such activities remain staples of environmentally conscious school systems, that consciousness has exploded in an era of high energy prices, global warming threats, and…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), School Districts, School Buildings, Standards