The Importance of Civics Education

Civics classes increasingly are getting squeezed out by core subjects and made dull by teachers recoiling from controversy


Campaigning with Social Media

School board candidates are increasingly using social media tools to get their message out to the public



  • November 2012 Digital Edition

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

  • Elementary School Early Learning

    School leaders may worry that developmentally appropriate practices could translate to low academic expectations, but in fact, they could raise student achievement

  • School Readiness for All

    A public Washington, D.C. preschool program uses research-based early childhood instruction to erase the school readiness gap

  • Sabbaticals for Public School Teachers

    A New Jersey school board revived the practice of granting structured breaks to its teachers to enhance their instruction when they return to their classrooms


  • School Board News

    November 2012 School Board News

    News, views, and trends you should watch

  • Research

    Why High School Rigor Matters

    Access to rigorous high school courses is the pathway to success after graduation

  • School Law

    First Amendment Lawsuits and Schools

    School boards face lawsuits from parents and teachers on curriculum content and even classroom content

  • Communications

    Defending Public Schools

    Here are some pointers to help school leaders speak truth to power

  • Money

    Sharp Vision for School Leaders

    The financial well-being of your district relies on the sharp vision of its board members

  • Technology

    Mapping School Boundary Changes

    New technology can help school boards make boundary decisions more transparent to the public

  • The Last Word

    The Last Word November 2012

    The Last Word': Including a student representative on your board is an effective way to engage your students

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    November 2012 Reports

    Your source for ideas and information