The Standard - Article
As the new school year begins, states will want a better understanding of the social, emotional, and academic learning needs of students.
State board members should act early and often to articulate their board’s vital role in achieving excellence and equity for all students.
This analysis examines how leadership changes brought about by the 2018 elections will affect state boards.
Successful engagement creates a sense of buy-in and shared ownership of the state’s vision and strategic plan for education.
The election of 2016 is generally acknowledged to be a “change” election. Voters chose a new president and ended years of divided government by giving control of the House, the Senate, and the White House to Republicans. Did the “change” message affect the selection of new members of state boards of education?