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Contents

OCTOBER 2017

F E AT U R E S
28 Assessment shift
Districts increase formative testing to generate
real-time data, reduce high-stakes exams
Matt Zalaznick
33 Special ed strategies
Districts meet rising demand for services
with personnel and interventions
Jennifer Fink
41 PD moves toward mastery
Competency-based programs require teachers
to display new skills, not just complete a course

54

Elaine Loveland

BRIEFINGS

45 Solving a safety dilemma
When designing active shooter drills, balance
readiness with potential to traumatize people

12 News Update
* Schools struggle to keep football programs
running

Carolyn Crist

* Nuts and Bolts: Mold infestation opens door
to modernization

DISTRICT CIO

* Texts keep seniors on college track

TECHNOLOGY FROM THE CIO PERSPECTIVE

* Houston-area districts grapple with hurricane
disruption

50 CIO News
* Report: Students cheat and access banned content-
Now what?
* Chicago school alums return for jobs
* What is on the horizon for tech trends?

* STEM seals give grads a leg up in careers, college
* How to bolster rural student access to AP classes
* Movers and Shakers
22 Curriculum Update

54 Bridging the digital divide
OER, new software and business partnerships
can connect all students to ed tech
Ray Bendici

HOW TO REACH US
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35 Nutmeg Drive, Suite 205, Trumbull, CT 06611. Direct questions to
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