40 years after riots swept the country, many urban districts struggle with the legacy of a tragedy
As th city of Oakland works to reinvent itself, its schools face issues of their own.
- Newsmaker: Paul Valace
As the hard-charging CEO of Philadelphia's schools departs, a new challenge awaits in New Orleans
- The Catalyst
As school board members, your performance sets the tone and, ultimately, the public's perception of your district
- Gathering Intelligence
New board members and administrators must have the right information and know how to use it
- Make Me a Match
Search consultants can help school boards delve more deeply into the talent pool for school leaders
- The Search for Character
What are you looking for in a superintendent? Your ultimate action can sometimes uncover your motives
- School Board News
August 2007 Upfront
- Your Turn
August 2007 Your Turn
Your chance to tell us what you think. This month, You Say: Schools are safer since Columbine. We Ask: Should we teach students differently according to their race?
- School Law
Responsibility & Obligation
Here are some legal considerations that new board members and administrators should know and veterans should remember.
Research & P.R.
Knowing what works and what doesn't in communications is just as important for board members as other key areas of the district's operations.
Life in the Governance Sphere
For new board members and administrators, getting a firm grasp of the 'business' is key to your long-term effectiveness.
When new board members take office, consider giving them a 'Finance 101' review of key areas that will require both patience and attention.
A Library for All
When a private developer and a public school district decide to build a joint-use facility, both the community and the students profit.
August 2007 Marketplace
August 2007 Adviser
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