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School board success story: Improving graduation rates in Montana

Missoula County School Board Chair Toni Rehbein and Superintendent Alex Apostle.

Missoula County School Board Chair Toni Rehbein and Superintendent Alex Apostle.

January’s American School Board Journal (ASBJ) features the success story of the Missoula County Public School Board of Trustees’s goal of having 100 percent  of its students finish high school.

Examine how a superintendent, school board, and community leaders  in Missoula, Mont. banded together to identify the scope of the problem, develop strategies to improve the graduation rate, and then implemented a program that’s making a difference in student lives—and has inspired the Montana state government to start a similar program of its own.

This is a new feature for 2013 in  ASBJ  and each month an innovative school board success story will be profiled.

Alexis Rice|January 31st, 2013|Categories: Governance, High Schools, Board governance, Student Achievement, Leadership, Student Engagement, American School Board Journal|Tags: , , , |

Teacher of the year finalist, also one of NSBA’s one to watch

Today the Council of Chief State School Officers announced the finalists of 2011 National Teacher of the Year Program. Besides the fact that three of the four individuals were high school teachers, one other thing stood out to me from the list: Paul Andersen.

Innovative teachers have a way of rising to the top, so it shouldn’t be any surprise that Andersen, a science teacher at Bozeman School District #7 in Montana was also named one of NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network’s “20 to Watch.”

And in Andersen’s case, he really is an individual to watch as the nearly 300,000 hits to his “Bozeman Biology” podcasts have shown. Watch him in action in this introduction to the subject.

Naomi Dillon|January 12th, 2011|Categories: Governance, Teachers, American School Board Journal|Tags: , , |
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