Still recovering from Hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rico Department of Education is steadily rebuilding and restructuring schools throughout the island.
A panel of school leaders shared their research and practical experiences with empowering schools to close achievement gaps at AASA’s National Conference on Education on Friday.
Faced with declining enrollment and state funding, the Chardon Local Schools in Chardon, Ohio, needed a new plan to ensure its survival. During a roundtable presentation “School District Reconfiguration in Response to Declining Enrollment and Loss of Operating Revenue” at the AASA National Conference on Education on Friday, superintendent Michael Hanlon and assistant superintendent Edward Klein discussed how they used reconfiguration to cut costs in their district without cutting student programs.
His studio created some of the most popular animated series in the 1990s including “Rugrats” and the “The Wild Thornberrys.” However, as the demand changed from storyline-based programs to shows that featured less plot and more random action, the former CEO of Klasky Csupo studios Terry Thoren knew he had to take his skills in a new direction.
Hollywood feeds the myth that great teachers are born, not made. Think “Stand and Deliver,” the story of math teacher Jaimie Escalante, whose students succeeded. Or “The Freedom Writers,” about the inspirational English teacher Hilary Swank who encouraged students to express themselves through writing.