Polk County School District recognizes top volunteers
Six volunteers were honored with recognition and awards Thursday at the 2017 Polk County Public Schools Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Awards Program.
Sevier School District changing how area schools are scheduled
The way students in high school and middle school schedule classes is going to change in Sevier School District next year.
Polk Schools' Teacher, Employee of the Year awards: Jennie Cyran, Cynthia Wimberley earn top...
Jennie Cyran and Cynthia Wimberley received Polk County School District's top employee awards during ceremony at the RP Funding Center.
How Much is “Too Much” Change for a School District? / Allovue
“Too much change!” is a refrain that every leader has heard. School district leaders often rely on their gut to tell them if they should proceed with the change effort and if the effort will be too much for their staff. Most leaders work hard to try to discern between the expected resistance that accompanies any change effort and whether their organization truly has the capacity to put in the effort required to change Why should we measure affinity and level of effort…
Listening to Teachers: How School Districts Can Adopt Meaningful Change
Training administrators on what to look for and how to support teachers is critical to a strong project-based learning program.
MSBA’s Top 10 legislative changes school districts should know about
The 2015 Legislative Session has ended, and MSBA staff has been dissecting the new laws passed during session and the special session. Our Government Relations team has come up with the MSBA Top 10…
Official: School districts should change sick leave policy
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's education commissioner says school superintendents who had to cancel classes while teachers protested at the state Capitol should close loopholes in sick leave policies News outlets report Commissioner Wayne Lewis sent a memo to 10 school superintendents recommending they have teachers use personal leave instead of sick leave to engage in political advocacy. He said on Wednesday that he has "no…
Starting with Why: How District Leaders Drive Change
How did leaders in a rural school district in middle Georgia consistently improve math outcomes for traditionally underperforming students? That is the driving question of GLISI’s third report in it’s Conditions for Success case study series. The study, Starting With Why: How District Leaders Create a Compelling Sense of Urgency to Drive District-wide Change , features the Wilkinson County School District in Irwinton, GA and examines…
Marin Voice: Here’s why I voted for the Dixie School District name change
Thousands of people supported the movement to change the name of Dixie School District and Dixie Elementary School in San Rafael. Over the past 22 years, we talked with neighbors, wrote letters, ma…
Tecumseh in turmoil: What people say sparked changes, how school district can heal
Board members, administrators, community sound off on what went wrong, how the district can heal.
How $90 million from Bill Gates spurred sweeping changes in one school district
As an unprecedented six-year investment begins to dry up in Memphis schools, leaders seek to sustain the teacher quality reforms […]
Davenport schools change bell times; learn of additional district costs
Students in the Davenport Community School District will start their days 25 minutes later during the 2018-2019 school year.
How School and District Leaders Can Create the Conditions for Innovation and Change
Veteran Principal and Future Ready Advisor, Jimmy Casas, will discuss how school leaders can create cultures of innovation in their schools. It’s no secret t...
How a charter school tuition change could cost Pa. districts dearly
A tweak to how the funding formula is applied is projected to cost the Bethlehem Area School District $501,302 next year.
Interactive Map: How Would School Funding Changes Affect My District?
Two proposed changes to the the state's education funding formula have been passed by the two chambers of the New Hampshire Legislature. Both seek to
Austin ISD parents take questions to the district in first couple of school changes meetings
Austin ISD leaders are hearing from them for the first time since releasing a new school changes plan.
What Legal Counsel’s Role Is In The School District
“... I think it is important the public knows ensuring the board has good legal counsel is beneficial to the town as well.” ~Michelle Embree Ku Responding to recent discussions over the school district’s legal counsel and its duties and responsibilities, district representatives shared information on the law firm’s role in the district Near the start of February, First Selectman Dan Rosenthal expressed concern over the…
How Redistricting Could Affect Your City Council and School District
Louise Rothman - Reimer Did you get the League Survey? I sure hope so, and I also hope that you will respond right away. As you may recall our League has a Strategic Plan that is looking out into the future to strategize about who and what we are and who and what we want to be. Your support is essential to increasing our understanding of our League demographics. The survey should not take you very long and your answers will be kept…
How One School District Will Make Up For Lost Time
After missing a lot of days because of bad weather, one local school district is going to change its schedule to make up the lost classroom time. Starting
Polk Schools showcase more than 100 career academies
11th annual WE3 Expo showcases educational opportunities throughout the school district in three dozen disciplines — everything from business,