ASBJ - October 2017

The 2017 Magna Awards

School leaders are on the leading edge of reform. They break down barriers to achievement for their students, sometimes against all odds. In this special multimedia edition, the editors chose six school districts that exemplify this spirit of innovation and reform. “No Ordinary Day,” presents these stories through words, videos, photographs, and infographics.


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

Public Advocacy
Electronic School
Seeking Counsel

Tough vaccination law boosts compliance

Q&A: 6 decades of board service

Business of Education: Clean, Green, and Safe

Online Only Articles

Digital Portfolio Assessments
Chris Besse
This tool can communicate information about learning

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?”

Getting The Best Principal
Robert L. Zorn
A principal has a pivotal role in the success of any school.

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


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