A new guide encourages personal plans that leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.
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April 22, 2014
April 22, 2014
A new guide encourages personal plans to leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.
April 14, 2014
Schools will have more success in addressing the issues of public education in their school systems (such as student performance, funding, school closures, and bond elections) when there is a strong group of parents who partner with their children's schools as well as with the school system as a whole, says Stephanie Hirsh and Anne Foster.
March 28, 2014
School boards have long fascinated me. I'm always intrigued by anything that everyone denounces and yet which keeps on keeping on. Critiques of school boards are plentiful; there's no need to rehash them here. But, the thing is, outside of colorful accounts of urban school boards, our understanding of what school boards do and how much they matter is actually rather limited.
March 27, 2014
Reed Hastings was right about one thing. If you go to the American public and actually tell them you want to eliminate elected school boards, or completely disempower them, no one's going to go for that. So instead, these billionaires conspire.
March 26, 2014
A new report finds that school board elections and board member characteristics can impact student achievement within districts.
March 11, 2014
To properly understand their role in continuous improvement through professional learning, says Stephanie Hirsh and Anne Foster, a school board's members must study and learn together, demonstrating that they value learning for everyone on the team.
March 04, 2014
Director Steve McQueen wears wristband in support of public schools campaign while accepting Oscar for 12 Years a Slave.
December 27, 2013
The Douglas County district sought to influence its school board election when it commissioned and publicized a report about its "reform agenda" by the American Enterprise Institute, a judge finds.
December 16, 2013
If given final approval by the district's school board, four high schools would have to adopt new mascots for their athletics teams.