April

Moment of Truth

A generation after white flight, districts continue to face awkward discussions and painful choices in an attempt to achieve diversity.

 

Features

  • Children at Risk: Juvenile Justice

    With academic failure proving to be a gateway to delinquency, what can schools do to help teen offenders turn their lives around?

  • Putting Students First

    Winners of ASBJ's Magna Awards work with their communities to help children succeed

  • Win-Win Partnerships

    The two C's -- climate and communication -- are critical in creating postive relationships with businesses, corporations, and universities

  • A Chance fpr Change

    Can professioanl learning communities stop mediocre instruction and, ultimately, save education?

  • A Dynamic Duo

    In some schools, the principal's job is too big for one person. Why not consider two?

  • Leader of the Pack

    Being board president brings power and prestige, but you must inspire and help others to be successful

Departments

  • School Board News

    April 2007 Up Front

    News, views, and trends you should watch.

  • Your Turn

    April 2007 Your Turn

    This month, You Say: Quality, not quantity, is what matters. We Ask: Are schools responsible for the prison pipeline?

  • Research

    The Search for True Grit

    A number of schools are removing unruly and unmotivated students from the classroom and teaching them in alternative settings. Is this how districts should encourage self-control?

  • School Law

    A Slippery Slope

    Courts are reluctant to hold school districts financially accountable for tragic, yet unforeseeable, events, but the way a given case unfolds can vary greatly based on specifics.

  • Communications

    The Benefits of Going Direct

    Bypassing media gatekeepers and getting to your audience first with news is sound management, plus it beats the naysayers at their own game.

  • Money

    Fixed Assets: Are Yours Broken?

    Do you have control over your tangible property?

  • Governance

    From Information to Action

    Well-designed committees can strengthen your board's ownership and commitment to the work of governing.

  • Facilities

    Merging Eras

    A South Carolina school district draws from the past for its future and emerges with an elementary school for the ages.

  • Technology

    Using Savvy Could Mean Savings

    How can you keep technology current when you operate on a shoestring budget? This is the story of how one district turned its technology program around.

  • Learn More

    April 2007 Learn More

    Your source for ideas and information.

  • Adviser

    April 2007 Adviser

    What would you do if ... the public overran your meetings?

  • Governance

    From Information to Action

    Well-designed committees can strengthen your board’s ownership and commitment to the work of governing.