Magna Awards

Seeking Counsel: Privacy Concerns

Critical Care

Federal laws govern how student data must be protected

Melissa A. Kern​

Database: Do Four-Day Workweeks Work?

Critical Care

Oklahoma And Other States Use The Schedule To Save Money

Naomi Dillon

Oklahoma has struggled with finding and keeping teachers for years, a problem rooted in deep budget cuts brought on by the 2008 recession and exacerbated by decisions made at the statehouse and the ballot box.

Public Advocacy: No More ‘Game of Phones’

Critical Care

Apps Make Communications Easier During Emergencies

Glenn Cook

Kirsten Zazo knew that students in California’s Alameda Unified School District were planning to stage a walkout on the one-month anniversary of the Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead. As the district’s chief student support officer, she wanted to keep tabs on them for their safety.

So she turned to an app.

Combating Negative Stories

Micah Ali

Urban school districts, especially those on the rise and experiencing tremendous improvement, face a dilemma: Leverage the deficit-riddled narratives about their communities that tend to garner attention from sponsors and corporate partners, or fight those narratives tooth and nail and position their schools as worthwhile investments, where the R in ROI is academic achievement and doors opened for students.

A Different Lens

Why do we view inner-city violence differently than suburban violence?

Michelle Healy

Perseverance In Puerto Rico

District Official Finds Inspiration In Trip To Storm-Ravaged Island

Jeri Rowe

Julius Monk will have the scene etched in his mind forever—a concrete slab, a classroom with no roof, and a principal asking him for a list of supplies to make the repairs.

Monk had to tell her. No amount of supplies would make it right. The school needed major work, and it had to remain closed.

Long View Leadership

Cyberterrorism Spurs A Montana Board To Go Beyond Knee-jerk Reactions

Anna Deese

The Flathead Valley in northwest Montana had a rocky start to the 2017-18 school year.

Dreamers Who Do

NSBA’s 2018 Technology Innovation companies

Ann Flynn

Throughout history, authors, entrepreneurs, and inventors have shared their thoughts on innovation, a concept often defined as the intersection of creativity and technology. Those elements are at the heart of the solutions developed by companies selected for the National School Boards Association’s annual Technology Innovation Showcase.

Vulnerable Targets

Protecting Student And Employee Data In The Cyber Age

Michelle Healy

Students Speak

THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS, PARENTS, educators, and others came out for the March for Our Lives on March 24. Organized by the Parkland High School shooting survivors, the marches were held in Washington, D.C., and in 800 other cities in the U.S. and internationally to protest for stronger gun control laws.

These students were interviewed at the Washington, D.C., march.


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