Restoring Joplin's Future

A year ago, a tornado tore through the middle of Joplin, Mo., destroying homes, schools, and lives


Joplin In Photos

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  • May 2012 Digital Edition

    Read our May 2012 issue virtually—from front to back!

  • Honoring School Board Best Practices

    The 2012 Magna Award Grand Prize winners found ways to take care of their most vulnerable students and involve parents who don't usually feel welcome at school

  • Rural School Basics

    A small-town Mississippi district finds success by focusing on what matters most

  • Preventing Fraud in Your Schools

    As incidents of fraud and mismanagement rise across the country, school leaders can take steps to increase oversight and save money and resources for their districts


  • School Board News

    May 2012 School Board News

    News, views, and trends you should watch.

  • Research

    Qualities of Effective Principals

    A new CPE report on principal quality outlines what the research shows

  • School Law

    Liable for Student Achievement?

    Increasingly, the federal government and some states want to hold school boards responsible for their students' academic achievement

  • Communications

    Common Core Communications

    Change is coming to most states in the form of new standards

  • Money

    Understanding Your Finance Department

    Keeping up-to-date on your district's financial operations is important in preventing attacks from the outside and from within

  • Leadership

    Making Lasting Reform Work

    Stop asking your community to buy in to the latest reform and instead inspire them to meet the challenge of making necessary changes

  • Governance

    Superintendent as Innovator-in-Chief

    Behind every governing board that succeeds in out-of-the-box change is a superintendent committed to playing the role of innovator-in-chief

  • The Last Word

    The Last Word May 2012

    The Last Word:' Part 2 of a letter to President Obama

  • Learn More

    May 2012 Reports

    From binge drinking to teen tobacco use