Soundboard October 2018

Pay It Forward

Virginia board member receives Mays Lifetime Achievement Award

Michelle Healy​

Simply the Best

CUBE Award districts strive for excellence

Michelle Healy​

The 2018 Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence has been presented to three outstanding school districts: North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Texas’ Fort Worth Independent School District, and Missouri’s Jennings School District.

How to Talk Social Studies

The discipline is more essential than ever to students and society

Lawrence M. Paska

What do you think of when you hear the term STEM? Do words like “innovation,” “priority,” “jobs,” and “funding” come to mind?

Now, what do you think of when you hear the term social studies?

Lessons from a Charter Lottery Loser

To compete with charter schools, reach out to outsiders

Robert Maranto​

Achievement Zone Transformation

A Georgia school district raises achievement
with a turnaround strategy

Nora K. Carr​

Teachers in Turmoil

A looming crisis is coming to your classrooms

Glenn Cook

Her apartment was packed. Her math students were out for the summer. She was spending as much time as possible with two of her closest friends from college before the moving truck arrived.

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.

Keys to Success: Ensuring a Smooth School Startup

Each year, First Student helps over 1,100 school districts start the school year safely and successfully. That’s a lot of coordination – buses, drivers, maintenance, schedules, students, parents, districts and staff.  And they all need to be ready for that first day of school.  Which is why so many school districts rely on First Student.

Our vast experience, unmatched across the United States, has resulted in successful starts for so many school districts – crucial support we’ve provided since the 1913.

Top Challenges for School Districts


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