Keeping Student Athletes Safe

Smart rules, knowledgeable coaches, certified trainers, and careful monitoring add up to sound school sports programs.


Coaching for Life

Young people need the personal guidance and attention that coaches can provide, but the realtionship faces increasing challenges.



  • A Uniform Look

    When students dress alike, proponents say, the school climate may be improved.

  • City-Country Partnerships

    Through collaboration, urban and rural schools can look past the ways they’re different and address the problems they have in common.

  • Board Member Boot Camp

    Ten lessons new board members should learn—and board veterans should bear in mind.


  • School Board News

    August 2006 Up Front

    News, views, and trends you should watch.

  • Your Turn

    August 2006 Your Turn

    This month, You Say: Immigration issues present more questions than answers. We Ask: Should you require school uniforms?

  • Communications

    Keys to Effective Communications

    Five things every school board member should know about getting the district's message out.

  • School Law

    How to Live in Harmony with the Law

    After a quarter of a century, a trusted legal adviser signs off with a roundup of major cases, legal trends, and tips for new school board members.

  • Technology

    Five Things to Know About Ed Tech

    Understanding some basic issues and terms will help new school board members get up to speed with the world of education technology.

  • Research

    Our Tongue-Tied Students

    Learning foreign languages has been a low priority in U.S. schools, but today it’s more important than ever.

  • Marketplace

    August 2006 Marketplace

    Resources on foreign language instruction.

  • Learn More

    August 2006 Learn More

    Your source for ideas and information.

  • Adviser

    August 2006 Adviser

    What would you do if … a majority of your board consisted of new members?