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April 22, 2014

School Board Members Should Encourage Community Partnerships, Guide Says

A new guide encourages personal plans that leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.

April 22, 2014

Guide Promotes 'Personal Opportunity Plans' as Route to Educational Equity

A new guide encourages personal plans to leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.

April 14, 2014

Professional Learning for Parents

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

Do School Boards Actually Matter?

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

Why Do Corporate Reformers Hate Democracy?

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

Study Examines How School Boards Contribute to 'Beat the Odds' Districts

A new report finds that school board elections and board member characteristics can impact student achievement within districts.

March 11, 2014

Clarifying the Role of School Board Members

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

Public Schools Find Hollywood Spotlight During Oscars

Director Steve McQueen wears wristband in support of public schools campaign while accepting Oscar for 12 Years a Slave.

December 27, 2013

Judge: Colorado District Broke State Campaign Laws With 'Hess Report'

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

Houston District Takes Steps Toward Banning 'Culturally Insensitive' Mascots

If given final approval by the district's school board, four high schools would have to adopt new mascots for their athletics teams.

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