Green Schools: An American School Board Journal Anthology
The idea of green schools—energy-efficient and environmentally friendly buildings—has taken a strong hold in the last decade. Not only do green school buildings save money for districts, but they also offer opportunities to teach students and the community about environmental science, as well as biology, chemistry, engineering, and technology. Green schools help create the next generation of citizens who are aware of their responsibilities as stewards of the environment.
School Boards and School Reform: An American School Board Journal Anthology
Vouchers, charter schools, privatization, turnaround schools – many current reforms seem targeted to undermine local governance and decision-making. School boards are unfairly portrayed as defenders of the status quo. In this anthology from the editors of American School Board Journal, you’ll find stories of school boards at the forefront of reform in their districts. You’ll also read about how the forces behind many reform efforts are aiming to damage public education, not improve it.
School Safety and Recovery: An American School Board Journal Anthology
Sandy Hook, Columbine, Joplin -- names that have become synonymous with devastating loss, resilience, and finally recovery. In this anthology from the editors of American School Board Journal, look back at those tragic events through the eyes of school leaders who were there. Also included are tips on how to communicate and develop a measured, yet thorough response for your students, staff, and community.
The Road to the Common Core: An American School Board Journal Anthology
In a 24-page guidebook, the editors of American School Board Journal examine the Common Core State Standards. The anthology, which comes as 46 states and thousands of districts work to implement the standards by the 2014-15 school year, examines the reasoning – and the politics – behind an effort that could radically change how teachers teach, students learn, and both groups are evaluated.