Magna Awards

We Recruit Students: A Case Study for Public Schools 

Traditional public schools are falling short on students. Gone are the days when public schools could sit back and wait for students to show up on the first day of class. Over the last 10 years, enrollment in charter schools has tripled. In this era of school choice, educators have to become proactive marketers to recruit, retain, and reclaim students for their public school. It's time for public schools to compete. 

Equity: A Place at the Table

Critical Care

New column will feature voices of educational equity

Verjeana Jacobs

NSBA News: NSBA Launches Commission to Close the Skills Gap

Talk to business and industry leaders, and you’ll hear plenty of optimism about the state of the nation’s economy. That is, until the subject turns to workforce staffing—especially the readiness of high school graduates to meet employers’ hiring needs.

From labor department statistics showing that there are more job openings than people looking for work, to baby boomers retiring in record numbers, to indicators that the workforce participation rate for young Americans (ages 16-24) will continue to decline, a potential crisis awaits, experts say.

Seeking Counsel: Do Right by Copyright

Critical Care

Avoid piracy and other copyright infringements in your schools

Julie Allen ​

Database: The Discipline Gap

Critical Care

Research shows the need for a better approach to school discipline

Patte Barth

Public Advocacy: Old Schools Never Die

Critical Care

Addressing the nightmare of closing schools

Glenn Cook

Closing a neighborhood school is one of the most difficult and controversial decisions boards and superintendents make, even if doing so makes educational and financial sense. Community emotions run high before, during, and after the process, and the blowback is often fierce.

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.

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