2014


  • June 2014 Leaderboard
    Authored By: Kathleen Vail, Thomas J. Gentzel, Anne M. Byrne, Date Published: 5/5/2014, Product#: 286289
    From the Editor, Tom on Point, President's Corner...
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  • June 2014 Dashboard
    Authored By: Editorial Staff, Date Published: 5/5/2014, Product#: 286295
    News, views, and trends you should watch...
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  • June 2014 Backboard
    Authored By: Editorial Staff, Date Published: 5/5/2014, Product#: 286296
    Green Strides/Q&A...
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  • Separate and Unequal
    Authored By: Del Stover, Date Published: 5/5/2014, Product#: 286284
    Few would argue against the notion that a diverse student population in a school that offers a world-class education is the ideal. For many school leaders, however, the question is ...
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  • Unintended Consequences
    Authored By: Lawrence Hardy, Date Published: 5/5/2014, Product#: 286285
    The Affordable Care Act designates anyone working 30 hours or more a week as a full-time employee who must be offered health insurance. Because school districts typically hire m...
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  • Lonely at the Top
    Authored By: Maria Collar, Date Published: 5/5/2014, Product#: 286286
    What is the difference between management and leadership? Ultimately, it boils down to knowing that managers know how to do things and leaders know exactly which things to do. How...
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  • Great Teaching, Big Results
    Authored By: Terry B. Grier, Date Published: 5/5/2014, Product#: 286287
    Challenges like low college-readiness rates and academic performance that lags behind much of the developed world weren’t created overnight. We can’t solve them overnight, eithe...
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  • Shift Happens
    Authored By: Ann Lee Flynn, Date Published: 5/5/2014, Product#: 286288
    At a time when the daily mantra in many districts has become “do more with less,” it’s understandable that keeping up with technological advances might not be a top priority. But...
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  • Weathering the Storm
    Authored By: Reginald Felton, Date Published: 5/5/2014, Product#: 286297
    NSBA remains concerned that President Obama’s budget request for fiscal year 2015 does not include badly needed increases in two of the most foundational formula programs for s...
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  • The Affordable Care Act: Are We there Yet?
    Authored By: Jessica Rogers, Date Published: 5/5/2014, Product#: 286298
    With yet another delay in the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, this year is a great time to start analyzing your current workforce and to make sure you have the right dat...
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  • Standing Up for Public Education
    Authored By: Lawrence Hardy, Date Published: 5/5/2014, Product#: 286299
    Earvin “Magic” Johnson is now one of three celebrity spokespersons for NSBA’s National Campaign, along with television personality Montel Williams and educator Sal Khan. With pu...
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  • Snow Days
    Authored By: Glenn Cook, Date Published: 5/5/2014, Product#: 286300
    To offset Mother Nature’s unpredictable nature, school boards typically pad the calendars with extra days to ensure that instruction can be completed in time for state testing. But ...
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  • Removing Barriers
    Authored By: Jordan Belton, Date Published: 5/5/2014, Product#: 286301
    Research verifies that when parents create school-friendly environments at home and communicate with educators, their children tend to benefit. Sketchy communication lines and so...
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  • Rewarding Healthy Choices
    Authored By: Editorial Staff, Date Published: 5/5/2014, Product#: 286302
    Healthy employees are happy employees. They are also good for an organization’s budget. They take fewer sick days and show up at emergency rooms and doctors’ offices at a lower...
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  • April 2014 Leaderboard
    Authored By: Kathleen Vail, Thomas J. Gentzel, David A. Pickler, Date Published: 3/4/2014, Product#: 286230
    From the Editor, Tom on Point, President's Corner...
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  • April 2014 Dashboard
    Authored By: Editorial Staff, Date Published: 3/4/2014, Product#: 286231
    Trends, Board Misperceptions, Reader Panel, National Connection...
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  • April 2014 Backboard
    Authored By: Kathleen Vail, Date Published: 3/5/2014, Product#: 286234
    Designing for technology/Q&A...
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  • Adult Education
    Authored By: Lawrence Hardy, Date Published: 3/4/2014, Product#: 286222
    A network of strong community associations, together with a public school system long committed to the education of all residents, no matter their age, is what makes adult educa...
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  • Getting Schooled
    Authored By: Del Stover, Date Published: 3/4/2014, Product#: 286223
    Director M. Night Shyamalan recommends five basic tenets to close the achievement gap: start with good teachers; allow principals to be educators; be serious about data-driven instr...
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  • Emerging Technology Leaders
    Authored By: Ann Lee Flynn, Date Published: 3/4/2014, Product#: 286224
    We are preparing students for careers not yet imagined. With crystal balls in short supply, how are school leaders expected to design educational systems that meet the needs of t...
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  • Congressional Influence
    Authored By: Reginald Felton, Date Published: 3/5/2014, Product#: 286235
    Collectively, school board members can have far greater influence on members of Congress than ever before. In order to effectively influence Congress, board members must unders...
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  • Celebrating Brown
    Authored By: John W. Borkowski, Date Published: 3/5/2014, Product#: 286236
    Our commemoration of Brown would be incomplete if we did not acknowledge the persistence of what is de facto segregation. This racial isolation is not legally mandated – inst...
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  • Brighter Futures
    Authored By: Nora Carr, Date Published: 3/5/2014, Product#: 286237
    Poverty now outstrips race as the best predictor of college attendance and completion. Bright Futures USA, a new non-profit organization started by Missouri’s Joplin Public Schools, ...
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  • Knowledge Network
    Authored By: Glenn Cook, Date Published: 3/5/2014, Product#: 286238
    What about professional development for school boards? Today, more than 20 states require board members to receive some type of formal training. As your work becomes more complex, d...
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  • Creative Drivers
    Authored By: Patte Barth, Date Published: 3/5/2014, Product#: 286239
    Creativity may be a relative newcomer on the industrial world’s wish list for prepared workers, but it has long been valued in teaching and in learning. Researchers are finding tha...
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  • Going Paperless
    Authored By: Editorial Staff, Date Published: 3/5/2014, Product#: 286240
    Paperless board meetings – using an electronic system for agendas, calendars, and other board materials – can save districts thousands of dollars in copying and paper costs, as...
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  • February 2014 Dashboard
    Authored By: Editorial Staff, Date Published: 1/9/2014, Product#: 286036
    Trends, Board Misperceptions, Reader Panel, National Connection...
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  • February 2014 Backboard
    Authored By: , Date Published: 1/9/2014, Product#: 286046
    Green Strides/Online, Q&A...
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  • February 2014 Leaderboard
    Authored By: Kathleen Vail, Thomas J. Gentzel, David A.Pickler, Date Published: 1/9/2014, Product#: 286035
    From the Editor, Tom on Point, President's Corner...
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  • Social Media from the Top
    Authored By: Lawrence Hardy, Date Published: 1/9/2014, Product#: 286031
    School districts know that more people are getting their news from social media. If public schools want to be heard in this new environment – if they, to use an old phrase, want...
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  • #Twitterforschoolleaders
    Authored By: Bryan Bullock, Date Published: 1/9/2014, Product#: 286032
    Twitter offers schools a powerful platform to provide real-time information to students, parents, and community members – and at no cost. Twitter has empowered anyone to share wh...
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  • The Challenge of Charters
    Authored By: Del Stover, Date Published: 1/9/2014, Product#: 286033
    Where state policymakers have adopted sound policies, charters have proven much more likely to provide novel and exciting educational experiences for children. Evidence suggests sta...
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  • Respect and Responsibility
    Authored By: Lawrence Hardy, Date Published: 1/9/2014, Product#: 286034
    Connecticut’s Berlin Board of Education aspires to “boring professionalism.” School board members do more than vote on issues and make policy: They set the tone and model the be...
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  • A New Year in Advocacy
    Authored By: Reginald Felton, Date Published: 1/9/2014, Product#: 286037
    When different views are expressed at the local school board table regarding local school district policies and programs, the voters expect that these differences will be addre...
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  • Texting Alert
    Authored By: Susan Tudor Crowther, Date Published: 1/9/2014, Product#: 286039
    Teachers soliciting sex from students is not new. However, when it is done via electronic means, it creates its own electronic paper trail. In fact, parents frequently are...
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  • What Parents Want
    Authored By: Nora Carr, Date Published: 1/9/2014, Product#: 286041
    American public schools are consistently portrayed as in a constant state of crisis and failure. To combat this pervasive narrative, public school officials need to offer a compellin...
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  • The Costs of Technology
    Authored By: Glenn Cook, Date Published: 1/9/2014, Product#: 286042
    A variety of low-cost or free tools are now available and accessible online, providing districts and administrators with unprecedented opportunities for collaborative professional d...
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  • High School Achievement Paradox
    Authored By: Jim Hull, Date Published: 1/9/2014, Product#: 286044
    Numbers don’t lie, but they don’t always tell the whole truth. More students than ever are graduating high school on time. Moreover, many are acquiring the equivalent of two to three ...
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  • Notable Books: Reign of Error
    Authored By: Robert Rader, Date Published: 1/9/2014, Product#: 286052
    Diane Ravitch's new book argues that school reform solutions will lead to a dual system of education...
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  • 0214 Q&A
    Authored By: Kathleen Vail, Date Published: 1/9/2014, Product#: 286053
    Q&A with Angela Maiers on leadership and Web 2.0...
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  • Uniform Results
    Authored By: Editorial Staff, Date Published: 1/9/2014, Product#: 286045
    School uniform policies aren’t for every school or district. But many of the public school districts that have embraced the program have seen positive results. Here is what sch...
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