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Thoughts about school board leadership from our staff, fellows and partners.

Carrie Douglas

Carrie Douglass Selected as One of Nation's Outstanding Rising Leaders

October 18, 2023

Jonathon Dworkin

Oregon School Board Member Carrie Douglass was selected as one of 19 leaders from across the country to join the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders) Read More About Carrie Douglass Selected as One of Nation's Outstanding Rising Leaders

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Ethan Ashley Selected as One of Nation's Outstanding Rising Leaders

October 18, 2023

Jonathon Dworkin

Today, New Orleans School Board Member Ethan Ashley was selected as one of 19 leaders from across the country to join the NewDEAL Read More About Ethan Ashley Selected as One of Nation's Outstanding Rising Leaders

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School Board Partners Announces the 5th Cohort of Their Competitive Fellowship for Elected School Board Members

January 10, 2023

School Board Partners

School Board Partners is proud to announce its fifth cohort. 65 elected school board members have been selected to participate in the competitive one-year fellowship Read More About School Board Partners Announces the 5th Cohort of Their Competitive Fellowship for Elected School Board Members

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The Great Resignation

October 28, 2022

Ethan Ashley

High turnover can be particularly problematic for organizations committed to advancing social justice and structural change. Read More About The Great Resignation

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Late Nights. Life Decisions.

September 30, 2022

Ethan Ashley

Now, in the dark of night, at 9 pm, I can finally be school board member Ethan Ashley. Only after, I am husband and father, Ethan Ashley, and my wife and children all sleep soundly in their beds. Read More About Late Nights. Life Decisions.

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Three Things School Boards Should Do for Student Discipline

August 8, 2022

School Board Partners

As a former teacher and school leader, I strongly believe that site-based autonomy can empower educators to improve student outcomes. Read More About Three Things School Boards Should Do for Student Discipline

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Opinion: Earth Day is Over, But There's a Lot More Schools Can Do to Address Climate Change

May 29, 2022

School Board Partners

Last month, schools across the country celebrated Earth Day, many bringing children and families together to clean parks and plant trees. Read More About Opinion: Earth Day is Over, But There's a Lot More Schools Can Do to Address Climate Change

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Why Your Superintendent Evaluation Matters - and How You Can Help

April 20, 2022

Ethan Ashley

As a consultant and policy advisor for school board members across the country, I have a unique perspective on how the actions of school boards – or lack thereof – are impacting the quality of our public education systems. Read More About Why Your Superintendent Evaluation Matters - and How You Can Help