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The purpose of the British Columbia faculty system is to enable the roughly 553,000 public school college students, eighty one,000 impartial college students, and over 2,200 dwelling-schooled kids enrolled each college yr, to develop their particular person potential and to amass the data, expertise and skills needed to contribute to a healthy society and a prosperous and sustainable financial system. Drawing from my expertise as a building leader, I know the end of January and February can look like an extended stretch of street before spring break arrives. Understanding this, I need my PUSH to be the message that carries … Read More

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We assist lecturers and students experience cultures, navigate new languages, and discover historic sights, all whereas developing the global perspective needed for fulfillment in at this time’s interconnected world. And before you say, ” however wait, schools have been cutting different important subjects as effectively “, Okay, sure, I agree, however the domino effect is not at play here- this is all a part of the catastrophe created by the environment of excessive stakes testing. Arts get minimize for testing. Arts get lower for budgets. Arts get reduce as a result of A comes first in the alphabet. Art gets … Read More

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Educators, college students, and curious individuals everywhere — come discover the ocean and ambiance. And most just lately, we are creating tutorial songs and jingles to help others study. The serving to others” half has been essentially the most rewarding a part of this rigor work. The scholars with mastery really feel a way of satisfaction after they use the knowledge that they have already got with a view to create one thing that will help others study what they know. The academy is grounded in confirmed rules and techniques that work. It’s damaged down into easy, step-by-step classes that … Read More

School Boards Must Narrow Their Focus

Commentary

By

Cathy Mincberg

School boards have a difficult task. They are expected to oversee a vast number of details for their districts: handle business operations, decide which e-tablets to buy, keep constituents happy, and spend hundreds of hours dealing with such mundane issues as choosing between paper towels and hand dryers for school restrooms. It’s no wonder school boards find it hard to focus on what really matters.

I spent 14 years serving on the Houston Independent School District’s board of education. I cared so much about improving educational outcomes for children and, yet, accomplished so little. As the

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The Problem With Our School Boards

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John Mannes

In February, members of the Montgomery County, Md., board of education—representing the 17th-largest school district in the United States, one located in the backyard of the nation’s capital—approved a departure agreement for the system’s prominent, one-term superintendent, Joshua P. Starr.

Starr had been a highly sought administrator. He was a candidate, in late 2013, for the chancellorship of the New York City public schools. While in Montgomery County, he increased the prevalence of technology and the use of project-based learning, and worked to identify key indicators for potentially at-risk students. Moreover, he had championed new

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School Boards – Education Week

Report Roundup

“Does School Board Leadership Matter?”

Districts that “beat the odds” academically have school board members who are focused narrowly on improving student learning, according to a new report.

The report, produced by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a Washington-based education research and advocacy group, looked at survey data from 900 school board members in 417 districts to examine how board members’ characteristics and knowledge link up with districts’ success at producing higher-than-expected student achievement.

The study also found that:

• Most board members possess accurate information about their districts;

• Board members’ political beliefs seem to affect

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