If you’re not connected, you’re disconnected. That was the message of Inman, Kan. school board member Kevin Honeycutt, who spoke at an Educational Technology luncheon at the 2013 NSBA Annual Conference.
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Adaptive leadership was the theme of C. Ed Massey’s presidency this year, and in his final address as president of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), he reflected on the changes this leadership has brought about. “We have adapted by selecting our new executive director and by creating the New NSBA,” he said at the [...]
The plethora of challenges that face our children every day was the focus of a Sunday session called “A Realistic Study of School Threats.” Presenter Richard J. Caster of the Ohio School Boards Association emphasized that not all threats to our students are from the outside. Many of the activities our students engage in can [...]
The National School Boards Association files more legal briefs in federal courts and the U.S. Supreme Court than all other educational organizations combined, NSBA General Counsel Francisco Negrón said Sunday at NSBA’s 2013 Annual Conference.
Board members and superintendents typically lament their process and outcomes for superintendent evaluation. At their Sunday session, “A Deeper Look at Superintendent Evaluation,” Phil Gore, director of leadership development services for Washington State School Directors Association and Gary Cohn, superintendent of Washington’s Everett School District, gave participants a standards- and research-based framework to practice and [...]
Just as it’s essential for school boards and superintendents to work well together on behalf of their schoolchildren, it’s equally important for NSBA and the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) to partner successfully on behalf of public education. That was the opening observation of NSBA Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel during an informal discussion with AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech at a Focus on Education session Saturday.
Is it coincidence that only 17 percent of women hold positions of leadership and authority in key sectors of American society—and that percentage also holds true among female characters depicted in today’s family oriented movies and television shows? And what does it mean when female characters in animated children’s films often are as scantily clad [...]
Across the nation, boards and superintendents are engaged in activities designed to benefit students. It should go without saying that a board and superintendent united in their efforts will produce the kind of district our children deserve and the community has a right to expect. If everyone has the same vision, why does the relationship [...]
Kathy LaSota, director of board services for the Ohio School Boards Association, presented at a Sunday session that posed the question, “What Am I: Manager or Leader?” LaSota shared her thoughts on leadership and management formed by working with Ohio’s school board members and administrators. Team dysfunction often occurs when people believe in a thick [...]
Sunday’s presentation, “Professional Governance Boards = Student Success,” was based on the idea that becoming a professionally functioning board of education is an essential precondition to a school district achieving sustainable student success. In this new culture, the board chair (or president) must set the tone and ensure that this new paradigm, including new roles [...]