ASBJ - December 2017

The 2017 Magna Awards

Nothing can prepare you for 50 ounces of rain—90 trillion gallons – falling over four days. You cannot prepare for sustained 100-mph winds. But as the people in the Gulf Coast of Texas know, you can recover. With help. In our cover story this issue, “Lone Star Strong” writer Glenn Cook visited the region just after Hurricane Harvey hit. Through his photos and story, he shows how Texas educators, school leaders, and community restored a sense of normalcy to their students weeks after hurricane landfall.

Lone Star Strong Slideshow

On the Cover

Lone Star Strong
Story and photos by Glenn Cook
Texas schools rebuild after Hurricane Harvey blast


Hurricanes Irma, Maria disrupt schools in Florida, Puerto Rico
Michelle Healy

The Face of Hunger
Del Stover
Districts work to solve childhood hunger

Whole District Fundraising
Stan Levenson
Development offices help raise money for K-12 districts

Observation Deck
Maribeth Vander Weele
ESSA monitoring can bring benefits to districts


Kathleen Vail, Thomas J. Gentzel, Kevin E. Ciak

Public Advocacy
Electronic School
Seeking Counsel

Explore the latest education trends.

Q&A: Deborah Meier and Emily Gasoi

Online Only Articles

The Canary in the Cage is Choking
Robert A. Rammer
As building leaders, principals are under stress

Building Blocks to School Improvement
Lisa Hillian and Craig Reed
How school leaders can help their schools change and improve

Backward by Design
Thomas Hughes
Changing hire practices is difficult, but essential

What’s Your Mission?
Denise Schares
Mission statements answer the question, “why do we exist?”

The Thinking Classroom
Carrie DeWaters
Differentiated or personalized instruction is a common practice in many schools.


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