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Contents
JANUARY 2020

JANUARY 2020, VOL. 56, NO. 1

Publisher Robert M. Avossa
EDITORIAL
Senior Managing Editor Melissa Ezarik
Senior Writer Matt Zalaznick
Managing Editor Ray Bendici
Technology Editor at Large Lenny Schad
Associate Editor Steven Blackburn
Associate Editor Marybeth Luczak
Esports Editor Chris Burt

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ART
Art Director Rebecca Eller
Senior Production Designer Edie Sutton
Designer Lisa Wedemeyer

F E AT U R E S
34 Robots excel at access
Why students on the autism
spectrum find comfort
in working with robots
Matt Zalaznick

40 Closing the digital divide
Ensuring digital equity by shifting
mindsets and improving PD

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DISTRICTS OF
DISTINCTION
22 Music matters
San Gabriel USD shows how
music immersion has positively
impacted an elementary school

Ray Bendici

48 Rolling improvements
School bus tech that improves
student safety-and success

Matt Zalaznick

26 2019: Reshaping
student success
A recap of honorees
DA Staff

31 A look ahead
A preview of the categories
to be featured this year

Emily Ann Brown

D E PA R T M E N T S
4 On Topic
Tequilla Brownie
6 On Topic
Mike Schmoker

B E YO N D T H E N E W S
8 How to diversify esports
10 Districts navigate the challenges
of adding legal counsel
12 Girls take flight with drone
certification

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DA Staff

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Senior Vice President and Publisher,
Education Products Robert M. Avossa
Chief Financial Officer Todd Lutz

COLUMNS
18 Marketing Matters
Enhancing your school's restorative
justice practice
Trish Rubin

60 The secret sauce for
successful cultural change
Change can be disruptive if you
don't have a management plan
Lenny Schad
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55 OER comes of age
Keys to personalizing and sustaining
open educational resources

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