If your board is trapped in the operational weeds, you're not providing the leadership your district needs.
Most school board members are juggling ever-increasing board duties with their personal and professional lives
Mentoring new administrators is just as important as mentoring new teachers, but formal programs for new school leaders are few and far between
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- School Board News
July 2011 Up Front
News, views, and trends you should watch.
- Your Turn
July 2011 Your Turn
Your chance to tell us what you think
Define Your Mission
Mission statements can provide passion and purpose to districts and be a guiding force in school reform, but too often they are hidden away in drawers and policy manuals
- School Law
Is Justice Colorblind?
Myriad social and legal challenges related to race and ethnicity exist in our schools, and school leaders should strive to be kind and fair in dealing with these issues
Dealing With Education Activists
Media-savvy anti-education activist groups are emerging from the fringe
More Than Test Scores
If school officials remain fixated on test scores as the ultimate measure of accountability, they will miss the big picture of what schools can accomplish
Asking the Right Questions
Being responsible stewards of your district's resources requires you to develop an inquiring mind
The Value of Volunteers
Volunteers have a lot to offer, but make sure to take a systemic approach when involving them in district work or you risk creating community critics
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July 2011 Reports
From civics test results to the future of youth