Leadership

A professional magazine for school administrators. Articles, written in an informal, conversational style, address curriculum, technology, staff development, school safety, instructional leadership, school reform and other topics with practical applicatio

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 1, September-October

Cyber Misconduct, Discipline and the Law: When Does a School District Have Jurisdiction to Discipline a Student or Employee for Cyber Speech?
Less than a decade ago, school district technology use policies essentially focused on school computer labs and the prohibition of cell phones on campus. Today, as schools integrate technology into classroom instruction and school operations, districts...
Educating Digital Citizens: Schools Can Prepare Students to Safely Navigate the Digital World and Take Advantage of the Wealth of Information That Defines Life Online
We start off early in life learning about staying within the lines. Mom always chided me to color within the lines with the crayons. Later, we learn the lines are not just a nuisance. In driver education, we learn the lines on the road help us work...
Ensuring Emerging Classroom Technologies Are ADA Compliant: Technology Such as E-Book Readers Requires Accommodations for Visually Impaired
Emerging technologies, such as e-book readers, seem to be everywhere and growing in numbers. E-book readers offer students the ability to download books instantaneously and carry hundreds of books on a hand-held device. But given that some e-book readers...
Getting More Value out of the Technology You Already Have: Ten Tips for Wringing Every Bit of Educational Value out of the Technology Already in Your Schools
Finding the money for new technology purchases isn't easy in the best budget years. In today's economy, we'll be lucky to keep the lights on and the Internet connected. So if we're as smart as our phones, we'll make sure we're wringing every bit of...
Leadership 2.0: Social Media in Advocacy: How to Leverage New Technology Tools to Advocate for Students and Programs, Market Your Schools and Strengthen Your Communities
Technology is always changing, always improving, and always pushing the envelope for how we work in education. Improvements in computation have provided for an explosive growth in information processing and data management. The rapid growth of the...
One Urban District's Digital Learning Revolution: When Students Are Empowered by Full Access to Technology, Learning Goals Can Be Achieved
Planning and implementing major innovations in large urban districts can be a daunting and overwhelming idea--particularly when it comes to technology--due to real and perceived obstacles. Added to this challenge is the reality of the worst budget...
Putting the 'Bounce' Back in California Schools: School Leaders May Be the One Group of People with Both the Skill and Will to Fix the Malaise That Has Been Plaguing Our State
A number of years ago, at the Annual Conference of the Association of American School Personnel Administrators being held in Baltimore, the California Delegation invited the participants to attend the conference the following year in San Diego. To...
Transforming Education: For the Love of Learning: Imagine Innovations That Allow Students to Gain Credit for the Process of Learning What They Personally Love, and Not Just Getting a Better Score on What They Must Learn
It's been written that if you grew up using something then you'll never consider it "technology;" it's just how life is. The fact that we can find an answer to almost every informational question on this device that fits in the palm of our hands blows...