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

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Big Budgets and Touch Decisions. How $100,000 Will Expand Training for School Board Members

March 29, 2022

School Board Partners

Orleans Parish School Board member Ethan Ashley has received a $100,000 grant to expand his nonprofit Read More About Big Budgets and Touch Decisions. How $100,000 Will Expand Training for School Board Members

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What Happens When Our School Boards Aren't Governing?

March 3, 2022

School Board Partners

I have the unique opportunity to coach and mentor school board members across the country through School Board Partners Read More About What Happens When Our School Boards Aren't Governing?

Ethan Ashley

SBP Co-Founder Ethan Ashley Named Amongst 2022 Boulder Fund Grantees

February 1, 2022

School Board Partners

The Boulder Fund is EdLoC’s multi-million dollar grant program created to support initiatives developed by leaders of color Read More About SBP Co-Founder Ethan Ashley Named Amongst 2022 Boulder Fund Grantees

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Fellow Success Stories: How SBP Helped Us Reimagine Superintendent Evaluation for Griffin-Spalding County Schools

December 20, 2021

School Board Partners

In the age of accountability and transparency in education, it was important to me that the practice was implemented from the top down. Read More About Fellow Success Stories: How SBP Helped Us Reimagine Superintendent Evaluation for Griffin-Spalding County Schools

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Turning School Boards Into Partisan Battlegrounds Benefits No One

November 30, 2021

School Board Partners

Your local school board may have made more headlines than usual this past year. Read More About Turning School Boards Into Partisan Battlegrounds Benefits No One

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Supreme Court Weighs Limits of Censure in Case with Implications for Devisive School Boards

November 21, 2021

School Board Partners

Legislative bodies, including K-12 school boards, should be able to police their own members and censure is the historical mechanism for doing that Read More About Supreme Court Weighs Limits of Censure in Case with Implications for Devisive School Boards

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Now is the Time to Professionalize School Boards

November 6, 2021

Ethan Ashley, Carrie Douglass

Should schools reopen? Should students wear masks? Should vaccines be mandated? Should online learning continue to be a robust option? Read More About Now is the Time to Professionalize School Boards

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Why Do We Elect School Board Members With No Training?

October 9, 2021

Anthony Wilson, Ethan Ashley

Starting this month and running through early November, voters in Atlanta and around the country will have the opportunity to elect school board members to oversee their public school systems. Read More About Why Do We Elect School Board Members With No Training?

Q&A: New Orleans is Taking a New Approach to Find Its next Superintendent

September 23, 2021

School Board Partners

We are extremely interested in making sure our next leader is a visionary: equity-minded, anti-racist, experienced. Read More About Q&A: New Orleans is Taking a New Approach to Find Its next Superintendent