ASBJ - October 2016

Keeping the Peace

This issue we are featuring a tiny Wyoming school district that solved a seemingly intractable problem with an elegantly simple solution: When the district wasn’t reaching some children with their preschool program, school leaders figured out how to bring preschool to children. Read about finding ways to reach isolated families and children in “On the Road” and watch the Purple Bus Preschool video below.

On the Cover

A tiny Wyoming district delivers preschool
Kathleen Vail
A tiny Wyoming district delivers preschool to children in isolated areas.


Cracking the Literacy Code
Glenn Cook
High-poverty districts push to improve students’ literacy and their lives.

Gender Identity
Del Stover
Creating safe learning spaces for all students is foremost.

Technology Assist
Michelle Healy
High-tech and low-tech tools help meet the needs of special education students.

Future Trends
Gary Marx
10 big-picture realities facing school boards.


Kathleen Vail, Thomas J. Gentzel, Miranda Beard

Public Advocacy
Electronic School
Seeking Counsel

Explore the latest education trends.

Q&A: Christopher Emdin, on ‘reality pedagogy’
On “doing schooling differently” and the importance of engaging students.

Online Only Articles

Reducing Sports-Related Risk in Your District
A white paper by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

Accountability and Support
Phil Snyder and Renee Villareal
How a Maryland District Redefined School Improvement.

A Turnaround Recipe
Daphne Keiser, Anna Isley, and Linda Humphries
Virginia elementary school administrators develop a way to increase student achievment in just one year.

The Entry Process
Ken Mitchell and Susan Elion Wollin
Two New York state school district leaders provide recommendations on the process of new superintendent orientation and onboarding.

Urban District Recruiting Network
Andrea Celico
In Ohio, a minority recruitment consortium pursues strong minority candidates.


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