American School Board Journal

Online only: Beyond ESSA: How to Do More with Required Reporting

Michael English, CEO, Forecast5 Analytics, Inc.

The deadline has passed for states to submit final Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans. Now it’s up to school districts to figure out how to capture and report data about student performance to meet the new requirements. While the additional reporting can seem like a burden, buried in that task is a wonderful opportunity to boost strategic decision-making capabilities. School administrators just need a simple method to look at student data in a new way.

Paperless, Property Taxes, and the Price of Progress

Nebraska. The Good Life. Middle of nowhere? No, in the middle of it all. A state made up of metropolitan areas, the plains, sandhills, reservations and dramatic rock formations. The name itself means “flat water” after the Platte River which runs west to east through the state.

It is the home of Arbor Day, so you could say Nebraskans know a little about trees. Planting them. Caring for them. And doing our part to save them. More on that in a moment.

Online only: Rethinking Parent-Teacher Conferences

A fourth-grade team makes the ubiquitous conferences more meaningful

Thomas Von Soelen

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