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Nearly 1,000 attendees representing 42 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Virgin Islands convened in Washington, D.C., for NSBA’s Equity Symposium (Jan. 27) and Advocacy Institute (Jan. 28-30).
School board governance is the focus of the current issue. “A Seat at the Board Table” looks at students serving on school boards as an authentic way to engage in student-centered decision-making. “13 Mistakes Board Members Make” highlights common yet avoidable board service errors, and “The Board as Servant-Leader” examines the multiple levels of responsibilities entrusted to school boards. Plus, in the new State Association Spotlight, the Indiana School Boards Association shares its work to become a best practice resource for its members.
From impatience and poor behavior to speaking about confidential issues and ignoring policy, this collection of missteps is well known to taint successful school board operations.
School board members must be servant leaders to the students and the community. The ABCs that help guide their work may need to stand for Attitude, Balance, and Compassion.
While school boards might seem like an unusual audience for the gangster-rap pioneer, Ice-T regularly lectures at prisons, libraries, and colleges. The author, actor, and music icon discussed his difficult childhood and lessons he wished he’d learned in school.
As you and your communities struggle to come to terms with school shootings and related school violence the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has put together a comprehensive list of resources.