Read in American School Board Journal how this Massachusetts board made a controversial decision to bring its special education program in-house, and deepened the trust between the district and the community.
Below you'll find additional case studies and success stories of school boards and public schools making a difference.
American School Board Journal: Agents of Change School Board Success StoriesAn online collection of school board success stories from the American School Board Journal.
Stories from School DistrictsNSBA's Center for Public Education spotlights successful school districts nationwide.
The Magna Awards: Advancing Student Learning Through School Board LeadershipAward-winning districts honored annually by the American School Board Journal.
Council of Urban Boards of Education Annual AwardRecognizes outstanding leaders and programs in urban districts, and highlights the crucial connection between urban student achievement and successful board governance.
Urban Advocate The Urban Advocate, a quarterly magazine from NSBA's Council of Urban Boards of Education, addresses the challenges and successes of America's urban public schools.
Education Technology District Site VisitsThese annual district site visits showcase effective technology innovations and solutions to promote student learning.
Michigan Association of School Boards: Education Excellence AwardsLinks to a searchable database of MASB's Education Excellence Award-winning district practices.
Promising Practices Network: Programs that WorkThe Promising Practices Network program summaries provide key information about evaluated programs that improve outcomes for children.
What Works ClearinghouseThis U.S. Department of Education-produced site provides studies of the effectiveness of educational programs, products, practices, and policies.
Doing What WorksDoing What Works (DWW) is a U.S. Department of Education website containing an online library of resources to help education leaders and professionals implement research-based instructional practices.
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