ASBJ - October 2018

We are proud to present the second ASBJ On the Road story, featured in this issue. “What Lies Beneath” focuses on implicit bias in teachers and administrators and how that bias can thwart your plans for delivering an equitable education. We report from Parkway School district in Missouri, to find out how it performs implicit bias training with teachers and staff.









Teachers in Turmoil
Glenn Cook
A looming crisis is coming to your classrooms

Achievement Zone Transformation
Nora K. Carr
A Georgia school district raises achievement with a turnaround strategy

Lessons from a Charter Lottery Loser
Robert Maranto
Lessons from a Charter Lottery Loser

How to Talk Social Studies
Lawrence M. Paska
The discipline is more essential than ever to students and society

Simply the Best
Michelle Healy
CUBE Award districts strive for excellence

Pay It Forward
Michelle Healy
Virginia board member receives Mays Lifetime Achievement Award

Sexual orientation and inclusivity in schools
Micah Ali


Kathleen Vail, Thomas J. Gentzel, Frank C. Pugh

Public Advocacy
Seeking Counsel

Texas needs special ed teachers

Q and A: Muhammad Khalifa

Online Only Articles

We Recruit Students: A Case Study for Public Schools

Fixing the Educator Shortage at the District Level
Sarah J. Kaka, Robert Mitchell, and Grant Clayton
School leaders can take concrete actions to help

How to Promote Effective Professional Development in Your District
Jon Saderholm, Bob Ronau, Margaret Mohr-Schroeder, Chris Rakes, and Sarah B. Bush
A new framework addresses PD challenges

Principal as Politician
Ricardo “Rocky” Torres
Politics are as important as pedagogy in raising achievement

Understanding Transgender Students
David Campos
Helping transgender students feel accepted starts with understanding

Leadership and the ‘Fifth Discipline’
James Leatherman
Peter Senge’s work on systems thinking applies to school leadership

Rethinking Parent-Teacher Conferences
Thomas Von Soelen
A fourth-grade team makes the ubiquitous conferences more meaningful

Support for High-Quality Instruction

High-Quality Teaching for Equity
Sheena Hervey and Erick Witherspoon

Commotio Cordis and Your Duty of Care
Rob Vito

Paperless, Property Taxes, and the Price of Progress

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