Safe Hiring

Conducting background checks on school employees is smart policy -- and it's the law.



  • Schools and the Police

    It might be an uneasy alliance, but education and law enforcement have safety as a mutual goal.

  • The $1.3 Million Question

    Why does your district need its own development office?

  • A Primer on Accountability

    From standards to assessment to results—what school leaders need to know in the NCLB era.

  • Climate and Culture

    Why your board should pay attention to the attitudes of students and staff.

  • The Loss of Diversity

    Changing demographic patterns in many cities result in racial isolation.

  • Great Expectations

    If school leaders don't believe in students, they won't believe in themselves.

  • Adults Who Care

    Students aim higher—and are more likely to reach their goals—when teachers value them.


  • School Board News

    December 2005 Up Front

    News, views, and trends you should watch.

  • Your Turn

    December 2005 Your Turn

    This month, You Say: Let recruiters recruit, let parents opt out. We Ask: How’s the climate in your schools?

  • Research

    A Lifeline for Troubled Students

    School social workers deal with a wide range of social, emotional, and academic issues.

  • Facilities

    Getting Voters on Your Side

    How one district built community support for construction.

  • School Law

    Even Gadflys Have Rights

    Think twice before you discipline employees for disruptive comments.

  • Learn More

    December 2005 Learn More

    Your source for ideas and information.

  • Marketplace

    December 2005 Marketplace

    Resources on school safety and security.

  • Adviser

    December 2005 Adviser

    What would you do if ... you had a single-issue board member?