Teacher and Principal Effectiveness

NSBA Executive Dir. & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel Provides Expert Testimony to District Policy Makers on Teacher Turnover

School districts across the country struggle to attract and retain highly qualified teachers, a situation particularly acute in the District of Columbia (D.C.), where a quarter of teachers leave their school every year.

Ron Clark: Help your best teachers

Ron Clark speaking at Magna

Photo courtesy of Lifetouch Photography

Schools are like buses. Some teachers are runners; others are joggers and walkers. Then there are riders. “The true problem is the people sitting on the bus,” said Ron Clark. “They drag everyone down.”

Clark, former Teacher of the Year and the founder of the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, spoke at the School Leaders Luncheon Saturday at NSBA’s annual conference in Nashville. During his presentation, he moved constantly throughout the room, jumping up on empty chairs and making eye contact with the audience.

Data Quality Campaign identifies best practices in reporting school data

Partnerships, Not Pushouts: A Guide for School Board Members on Community Partnerships for Student Success

The guide reflects the importance of school boards working in partnership with various stakeholders in supporting the success of all students. It also serves as a blueprint for school board members who wish to create a better-coordinated system of supports for children and their families. 

April 2014 Backboard

Designing for Technology and Q&A with teacher and Freedom Writers author Erin Gruwell

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