Public schools are perceived as an obstacle to a better future in a small Mississippi town and county. So what can be done to turn them around?
For Native American students to succeed, strong partnerships between schools and communities are vital. Just ask officials in Tahlequah, Okla.
- School Board News
December 2007 Upfront
This month: A discusion of the Supreme Court's ruling in Freston. A new study says 9 out of 10 superintendents get along with their school boards. Deadly staph infections are on the rise. New reports focus on desegregation issues. Voucher and choice advocates take a hit in several new reports. Social networking for the at-risk. And, the best of ASBJ's blog.
- Your Turn
December 2007 Your Turn
Your chance to tell us what you think.
Classroom Walkthroughs Can Improve Teaching and Learning
But you must plan them with patience and persistence
Board Members Play Political and Diplomatic Roles in the Community
But you must strike a balance in your non-governing roles when reaching out to key constituents.
Home-Grown Education Foundations Can Help With School Finances
Boards must work closely with foundation organizers to fill in district funding gaps
Finding New School Employees in Cyberspace
The latest recruitment tools on the Web can help you automate initial contacts with prospective employees, find "A" list candidates, and much, much more.
December 2007 Marketplace
School safety and security