American School Board Journal

Tech Support

Critical Care

Pros and cons of IT outsourcing

Michelle Healy

The signs were there. It was time for Missouri’s Pierce City R-VI School District to take the leap and upgrade its tech services.

First, the district’s technology director announced plans to retire, recalls Russ Moreland, superintendent of the 700-student district in Lawrence County, located in the southwest region of the state.

Preschool Push

Critical Care

Districts use public-private partnerships to expand preschool programs

Glenn Cook

Advanced Programs for All

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Prince William County Public Schools, Manassas, Virginia

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Literacy Mentors of Distinction

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Judson Independent School District, Live Oak, Texas

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In the Literacy Mentors of Distinction Program, Judson Independent School District central office professional staff mentor kindergarten and first and second grade economically disadvantaged students from Title I schools. At participating campuses, it’s not unusual to observe mentors and mentees reading books together and journaling their reading responses.

Camp Summit

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Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Houston, Texas

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Extended Day Enrichment Program

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Brownsville Independent School District, Brownsville, Texas

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The Brownsville Independent School District has educated students across Brownsville, Texas, for over a century. Historically recognized as a poor community, Brownsville faces myriad challenges.

Ninth-Grade Intentional Focus

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Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, Maryland

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Equity Institute

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Topeka Public Schools, Topeka, Kansas

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Topeka Public Schools has engaged in equity work since 2011, when elements of the Equity Institute were established including the district’s Equity Council. The initiatives expanded in 2016 to include a focus on college and career readiness as the district focused on ways to eliminate opportunity gaps.

Whole-School Social Justice

Critical Care

Parkway School District, St. Louis, Missouri

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Migrant Education Program

Critical Care

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District, Livermore, California

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