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National School Boards Association

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Works: 443 works in 580 publications in 1 language and 8,940 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: L11, 370.5
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The American school board journal by Va) National School Boards Association (Alexandria( )

in English and held by 2,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The executive educator( )

in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National education goals : America's school boards respond : a report of the Joint Study Group on the National Education Goals by Joint Study Group on the National Education Goals (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding school boards : problems and prospects by Peter J Cistone( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roles and relationships : school boards and superintendents by Joint AASA-NSBA Committee( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This position statement, coauthored by a joint committee composed of members of the American Association of School Administrators (aasa) and the National School Boards Association (asba), outlines a new cooperative relationship for superintendents and school boards. In light of the challenges that today's superintendents and school boards face, it is necessary that both parties examine their roles and responsibilities. This document describes the work of the joint committee, professional standards for the superintendency, and the governance role of school boards. It also highlights some societal changes that have affected public school governance and administration. Three major factors of the board-superintendent relationship include the nature of policy development and administration; the increasing influence of external factors on local district governance; and the discretionary authority granted to boards by their chief administrators. The specific responsibilities for boards and superintendents are outlined. Effective communication is identified as a key to a successful board-administrator relationship. (Lmi)
Holding effective board meetings by Arlington, Va American Association of School Administrators( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advice and tested methods for management of meetings from superintendents and board members are combined in this reference book on conducting effective school board meetings. Intended for a wide readership, it contains three chapters and an exhibit section comprising over one-third of the document. Following a brief introduction, chapter 1, "Planning: Setting the Scene for Success," presents first-hand experiences of meeting planners who suggest ways to improve meeting planning procedures. From long-range needs--such as building the policy foundation upon which effective meetings rest--to setting the next meeting agenda, detailed recommendations are provided. Short-term planning means that the agenda must be prepared, the stage set, and the participants prepared. "Performing: The School Board in Action," chapter 2, covers essential tasks of meeting participants: board president, members, and superintendent and administrators. Chapter 3, "Following Up: The Superintendent's Communications," examines significant tasks and establishes accountability for their completion. The exhibits include parliamentary rules, sample agendas, room seating arrangements, and meeting evaluation checklist. Sample policies include board-superintendent relationship, new member orientation, public hearings, agenda format, voting methods, and public participation. (Cjh)
Technology for students with disabilities : a decision maker's resource guide by Alexandria, Va National School Boards Association( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide presents strategies for applying technology to help students who have cognitive and physical disabilities, and shows how technology is useful not only in presenting curriculum and assessing students, but also in the administration and organization of special education programs. Case studies and descriptions of state-of-the-art applications illustrate how technology can help students with disabilities master complex materials and basic skills and how technology can support educators in assessing and evaluating students' progress. Chapter 1 describes the most common challenges associated with educating children with disabilities and discusses research-validated approaches in assistive instruction and assessment technologies. Chapter 2 demystifies the process of determining what technology will best meet student needs and discusses the cost effective acquisition of those technologies. Chapter 3 delineates strategies necessary to ensure that technology investments produce continuous learning improvements, including the establishment of a technology team and devising a long-range technology plan. Chapter 4 provides assistance in finding the help needed to make technology "pay off." It includes an extensive resource list that provides contact information and describes national, state, and local organizations, information centers, clearinghouses, and research group that provide services, information, and demonstrations of technology. An appendix includes relevant federal documents on assistive technology. (Cr)
The administrative leadership team by American Association of School Administrators( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The superintendent's contract by American Association of School Administrators( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goal setting and self evaluation of school boards by Arlington, Va American Association of School Administrators( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Believing that school boards must continuously assess their own performances in order to act effectively, the National School Boards Association and the American Association of School Administrators produced this brief guide to self-evaluation for school boards. The authors recommend adoption of a written policy on goal setting and self-evaluation, and set forth the basic criteria for an effective program. A sample self-evaluation instrument is provided as a model to indicate the kinds of questions that are important to ask as well as aspects of school administration that ought to be addressed. (Pgd)
Arbitration in the schools( )

in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quest for quality : [approaches to school system evaluation by National School Boards Association( Book )

5 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming a better board member : a guide to effective school board service by Kristen J Amundson( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide to effective school board service is a "how-to" manual for school board members. The objective of the book is to condense the time board members need to become more effective school leaders, but it also contains information and advice intended to be helpful to experienced board members. Consisting of 17 chapters, the book is based on personal interviews with and surveys of school board members and school administrators. Included are many checklists, helpful hints, and illustrations designed for easy reading and understanding. The 17 chapters discuss getting on board, learning boardsmanship, board meetings, exercising board leadership, the board as decision maker, and boards and superintendents. Also covered are the board and the district staff, school boards and collective bargaining, the fundamentals of school finance, curriculum, and other matters (including transportation, food services, insurance, declining enrollment, use of facilities, and student discipline). The last three chapters discuss communication techniques, politics and the political process, and a board member's personal life (including time management, stress, and the benefits of board membership). (Author/JM)
AIDS and the public schools by Susan Hooper( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On selecting a superintendent of schools by American Association of School Administrators( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blueprint for educational excellence : a school board member's guide by Jim Van Loozen( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide has two main objectives: (1) to help school board members become better governors of the local educational enterprise; and (2) to help school board members respond to questions from the public about the National Commission on Excellence in Education report entitled "a Nation at Risk." To meet these objectives, the guide offers a process model through which board members can more effectively approach education by establishing the policy framework in which it can thrive and the procedural base for evaluating it on a continuing basis. The model takes into account the setting of goals, curriculum development, standards and expectations, teaching, time, leadership, fiscal support, involving the community, implementing the process, and measuring outcomes. The role of the Federal government in quality education is also discussed. The guide ends with a list of questions to be used by board members as a way of assessing how much they know about their school district and in which areas they need more information. Where applicable, a feature entitled "Comparatively Speaking" outlines the National Commission's findings as they might apply to local communities, as well as the findings of other studies. (Cmg)
Beyond the schools : how schools & communities must collaborate to solve the problems facing America's youth by Harold L Hodgkinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategies for developing school/community collaboration to solve the problems facing America's youth are presented in this booklet. Part I, section 1 reviews the conditions that place students at risk, conditions engendered by changes in the family and ethnic distribution and insufficient spending for education. The second section of part I presents arguments for education as the best defense against crime and poverty. Two conclusions are that America's children are a truly endangered species and that socioeconomic problems of at-risk students must be addressed. The second part of the booklet highlights 10 holistic strategies for educational improvement developed by the National School Boards Association and the American Association of School Administrators. A rationale and starting point are described for each of the following strategies: focus on children; establish collaboration among school boards, administrators, teachers, community leaders, and governmental institutions at the federal, state, and local levels; involve parents and other adult volunteers; offer parent education program in every school; renew the school curriculum; ensure equal and ready access to high quality education; provide early childhood education and child care programs; attract quality educators with emphasis on minorities; demand adequate funding; and help immigrant assimilation into the mainstream. (7 references) (lmi)
More than pumpkins in October : visual literacy in the 21st century : a school board member's guide to enhancing student achievement through art education by Alexandria, Va National School Boards Association( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication is written for school board members, who face decisions that will restructure how children learn. A comprehensive art education program can enhance the quality of children's education and help achieve excellence in a school system. This document: (1) presents the philosophy underlying comprehensive visual arts education programs; (2) details suggestions on how to put an effective k-12 art education program in place; (3) provides case studies of ways effective programs are being implemented; and (4) lists resources useful in creating a program. A step-by-step process for building a substantive art program is given. Accompanying the document is a 15 minute videotape, "Art for Life," that advocates art education. (Mm)
Meeting the challenges of school board leadership : the report of the NSBA summer institute at Dartmouth College, August 14-18, 1972 by National School Boards Association( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance contracting: a guide for school board members and community leaders by William E., Ed Dickinson( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report, the result of five nsba workshops on performance contracting, provides guidelines to assist school boards in meeting public demands for accountability. Part I explains the broad concept of accountability, describes the mechanics of a performance contract, and outlines a model approach for "turnkeying" a successfully completed contract to the regular school staff. Part ii presents teacher and administrator reactions to performance contracts, and Part iii provides guideline questions summarized from conference workpapers. (Author/JF)
 
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Roles and relationships : school boards and superintendents
Alternative Names
National School Boards Association (U.S.)

NSBA

NSBA (National School Boards Association)

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