We take a look at two New Jersey high schools, one public and one charter, to find out the effect choice has on students
As well-financed charters attract motivated families, the public schools must educate a low-income, poor, and increasingly special-needs student body
Seeking to escape troubled schools, some Camden families are choosing charters. But are they really better off?
- School Board News
December 2010 Up Front
News, views, and trends you should watch.
- Your Turn
December 2010 Your Turn
Your chance to tell us what you think
Too Many School Parties?
Classroom celebrations also can be learning opportunities for students, but time must be spent crafting thoughtful, meaningful activities
- School Law
Due Process Protects Us All
Legal procedure is not a game of "gotcha"
Your School's Story on Video
The ubiquity of online video sites like YouTube has changed viewing habits, compelling school districts to use video in their communications strategies
Superintendents' New Role
Savvy superintendents view their boards as partners, not as an audience, and consider themselves "chief board developers"
Sound Grading Policies
Create policies that use boundaries to prevent micromanagement in this important teacher-student-parent communication
Oversight of Extracurricular Money
Money collected from clubs, field trips, and other activities that occur outside the classroom needs to be regulated carefully to prevent mistakes and fraud
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December 2010 Reports
From green schools to Southern poverty