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Attention, CTOs: If you can’t track down devices, chances are they’re in pawn shops

Shockingly enough, some devices end up overseas or in pawn shops, while others are left in classroom closets.

Active shooter hoaxes are spreading panic. Here’s how to fight back

There are ways to spot active shooter hoaxes, but administrators must also huddle with SROs and the school community to combat the swatting trend.

Student writes of death by ants and AK-47 in ‘death notebook’

The student claims the notebook was pure fantasy, the board said in a message to parents.

It’s exhausting: Add burgling bus parts to the issues facing K-12 districts

More than 27 converters were stolen from one district's school buses, disrupting operations for two straight days.

Dozens of districts in Carolinas close or go remote awaiting hurricane that blasted Florida

Ian is now forecast to become a hurricane again and barrel through South Carolina and North Carolina on Friday afternoon. Several of the largest districts in the Carolinas are closed.

3 superintendents to watch: How they are energizing community engagement

As if a superintendent's life isn't busy enough, Lisa Witte's idea of community engagement is volunteering for her local fire department and EMT service.

Made in the shade: Why new energy is building up behind school solar panels

The case for school solar panels is one that can appeal to all community members, despite their varying political views and interests.

Got cash? Seattle school board approves impossibly expensive teacher contract

The Seattle Education Association received the stamp of approval for its new three-year contract, which will cost $231 million...

Student’s ‘death notebook’ was kept hidden for a year—in the principal’s desk

The notebook, inspired by a television show, contained the names of 37 classmates he allegedly wanted to kill.

4 reasons these are the hardest school positions to staff right now

Special education teachers and transportation staff accounted for the most concerning school staff shortages, a survey finds.

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