District Administration August 2018 - 1

FirstTake
Recommended
Reading
Greetings. I am proud
to announce that
DA is now affiliated
with FETC, the
Future of Education
Technology
JD Solomon
Conference, as the
Editorial Director
event's Premier
Media Partner.
(Both FETC and DA are owned
by LRP Conferences.) FETC has a
dedicated program track for school
district administrators.
This partnership includes a new
technology column called Voices in
Tech, wherein K12 administrators
discuss high-level technology
topics. This month's column,
which addresses the importance of
cybersecurity certification training
for district technologists, features
Derrick Brown, chief innovation
officer at Evergreen Public Schools
in Washington and a featured
presenter at FETC 2019. (Page 38.)
This issue also features stories
about online credit recovery, designthinking trends and new special ed
tech. Our product focus explores
energy management solutions.
And elsewhere ...
What used to be called "home
economics" is now labeled "family
and consumer sciences." But the
name change hasn't rejuvenated
interest in the subject, even though
teachers still see a need to instruct
students how to keep countertops
clean or how to tell a teaspoon from
a tablespoon. From NPR, check out
"Despite A Revamped Focus On
Real-Life Skills, 'Home Ec' Classes
Fade Away." DAmag.me/homeec
Until next time,

Eye Openers
"There are positive benefits to piano
education in young kids, and it looks
like for recognizing differences between
sounds including speech sounds, it's
better than extra reading."
-Robert Desimone, director of MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Research,
in "Scientists discover music lessons have yet another amazing benefit."
Newsweek, DAmag.me/piano

Is teacher pay too high or low?

71%
-Adults say teacher pay is too low

-Adults say teacher pay is too high

69%

23%

-Adults favor increasing
teacher salaries even if it means
raising taxes

-Adults oppose increasing teacher salaries
if it means raising taxes
Source: The New York Times, DAmag.me/salary

Global Ed News
Testing blackout

ALGERIA-In response to widespread
technology-aided cheating on high
school final exams, the Algerian government shut down internet access for
the entire country during this year's
testing periods. In 2016, questions for
the annual baccalaureate exams were
shared on social media before the test
was administered. Cheating occurred
again the next year even after education leaders asked internet providers
to block social media platforms during
testing. This year,
in addition to the
national internet shutdown,
smartphones
and tablets were
removed from the
nation's 2,000 testing centers.

More: DAmag.me/alger
www.DistrictAdministration.com

6%

Fashion freedom

JAPAN-An increasing number
of Japanese schools are introducing unisex uniforms and relaxing
traditional gender-based dress
codes to better support LGBT
students. More than 90 percent of
parents and
students still
prefer school
uniforms, but
officials hope
that by allowing students to
choose if they want to wear slacks
or skirts, or blazers with ribbons,
it will help reduce stigmas and improve LGBT students' self-esteem.
In addition, girls can now wear
more practical and warmer slacks
in winter.

More: DAmag.me/japn

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