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More and more, school board members feel as if they're running on hamster wheels.

School Boards Must Narrow Their Focus

Regardless of the size, geographic location, and student demographics of the district, very few school boards believe their districts are improving fast enough. But school boards spend too much time on routine and not enough on issues that could have an impact on student achievement, writes Cathy Mincberg. (June 7, 2016)

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The Accountability Push in Virtual Learning
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Tackling Turnaround at Shawnee High School
Education Week is following Shawnee High through its quest to move off the bottom of Kentucky’s list of low-performing schools and remake itself into a school that produces high numbers of graduates who go onto college and careers.

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Education leaders must combat the education reform climate of "disillusionment," writes former Massachusetts secretary of education Paul Reville.
October 12, 2016 – Education Week
Distrust among school leaders and educators can depress teacher retention and harm students, writes Dara Barlin.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
A website created for civic leaders and the public offers a collection of education data for 114 cities in 49 states and the District of Columbia.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
Despite a late, bipartisan push, momentum seems to have stalled in the U.S. Senate on the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
Political heartburn continues in the Hoosier State over high-stakes assessments, with the issue spilling over into this year's contests for governor and state schools superintendent.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
Leaders of an Indiana system make sure that the central office, not just principals and teachers, help carry the weight of school turnaround efforts.
September 28, 2016 – Education Week
Aiming to offer support and assistance for local leaders, rather than prescriptive formulas, the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence is open for business.
September 28, 2016 – Education Week
Tight timelines and the requirement for a summative rating for schools are among the issues officials must navigate as they craft accountability plans under the new federal law.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
The word accountability seems boring and sterile when used to refer to "punishment through standardized test scores," but teachers already feel accountable to the people most impacted by their work, Justin Minkel writes.
August 29, 2016 – Teacher
Timing issues, as well as electoral uncertainties, complicate the picture as states and districts weigh accountability rules under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week

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