October

Green Schools, Healthy Schools

School leaders can save money and create healthier spaces for employees and students by using environmentally friendly practices

 

Resources for Going Green

The U.S. Department of Education offers a plethora of resources for districts seeking to reduce environmental impacts and costs

 

Features

Departments

  • School Board News

    October 2013 School Board News

    News, views, and trends you should watch

  • The Last Word

    The Last Word October 2013

    Effective school boards will improve students' success

  • Research

    A Second Look at Zero Tolerance

    Zero-tolerance policies can lead to lower grades and higher dropout rates, and disproportionately affect minority students. Is it time to re-evaluate this discipline measure?

  • School Law

    Artificial Turf Contract Considerations

    Artificial turf for athletic fields has many benefits, but school boards should negotiate contract and warranty provisions before awarding contracts

  • Communications

    Creating a Lasting Legacy

    A St. Louis-area partnership focused on character education teachers valuable lessons on sustaining programs and keeping enthusiasm high

  • Governance

    Board-Savvy Superintendents

    Your superintendent should serve as the chief 'board capacity builder'

  • Money

    Dealing with Payroll Fraud

    Are you paying employees no longer on payroll? Still insuring deceased employees? These and other "ghosts" can wreak havoc with your payroll and budget

  • Learn More

    October 2013 Reports

    From Common Core to reported child abuse cases