Technology Dreams Fulfilled

Critical Care

Tech Innovation Showcase companies deliver on ‘what ifs’

Ann Lee Flynn

The Future of Testing

Critical Care

The era of high-stakes testing is over, but what comes next?

Del Stover

Say what you will about No Child Left Behind (NCLB), this landmark legislation left its mark—although not always for the best. For all its good intentions, NCLB will be remembered for ushering in an unprecedented era of high-stakes testing—and for saddling public education with a federal mandate on school accountability that had all the subtlety of a sledgehammer.

ASBJ - June 2017

The 2017 Magna Awards

RIP No Child Left Behind. The era of high-stakes testing ended with the passage of the Every Student Achieves Act (ESSA). In our cover story, “The Future of Testing,” Senior Editor Del Stover looks at what’s next in testing and assessment.

The world needs your contribution

You are a genius and the world needs your contribution. So says Angela Maiers, and she hopes everyone takes this message to heart.

Maiers, who spoke at the School Leaders Luncheon on Saturday at NSBA’s annual conference, said she wasn’t just trying to be inspirational with her statement. The teacher, author, and Ted Talk speaker told the audience that it was imperative that they realized their genius. If they didn’t, she asked, how could they get their students to do it?

Bringing the Standards to Life

Reflections and conversations for school board members and administrative teams

April, 2017 Denise Schares

Database: Giving Parents What They Want

The idea of school choice appeals to parents, but the reality is something else

Patte Barth

School choice advocates got a big boost with the election of the new administration. President Trump had campaigned on a promise to invest $20 billion in private and public school choice. He followed up by naming Betsy DeVos, a leading voice in the nation’s school choice campaign, to lead the U.S. Department of Education.

ASBJ - April 2017

The 2017 Magna Awards

The 2017 Magna Awards are here.

School Boards as Stewards

School board members are stewards of the principles of public education

February, 2017 George A. Goens

In most of our lifetimes, public schools were seen as the bedrock of our nation and a source of pride for our communities. They were places to realize the American dream, where the playing field could be leveled and children could pursue their aspirations and have a life better than their parents.


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