Diane McMillan's picture

Three States Take on High School Reform Efforts

High School Reform is on every state's agenda.  As states look to reinvent high schools and middle schools that currently look much like the schools of 100 years ago, states are proposing drastic reforms. Here's a report on the reform efforts of three states.

high school buildingMotivating America's Students
Three States Hoping Bold School Reforms Will Lead to Positive Changes in Education

Imagine if students could choose to leave high school as early as age
16 not to drop out, but because they're ready for college or career

tim.volovsek's picture

Online Scheduling

As I prepare to enter my second attempt at the high school scheduling process, please provide some feedback for online scheduling software.

In an attempt to reduce schedule changes and a smooth start to the school year for students, we would like to empower students and parents in the scheduling process. Online scheduling would achieve this for several reasons. Student take responsibility for their choices, time windows opened and closed by technology are concrete, demonstrates forward thinking and practice, students are tech savvy, frees counselor time for working with more complex issues, and most importantly it would be fair and consistent.

Kadi's picture

Controlling Your Q & A Emails

Now that we have a great new feature on our website that allows members to see all questions posted and even reply directly from your email, we have had some members inquire as to how to control the many emails coming across your desk!

Step by step, here's how to control the flow of emails - first in text, step by step, then below that, graphic images of how your screen will look and what you'll see!

1. Log in to the website with your username and password.

2. On the next screen you are sent to, scroll down until you see on the RIGHT, your username at the top of one of those boxes. That is your "usermenu".

3. In the usermenu, click on MY GROUPS.

Ballard's picture

Fixing the Freshman Factor

Pr. George's Schools Focus on 9th Grade, Which 1 in 4 Kids Flunked Last Year

By Nelson Hernandez
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, November 4, 2008; Page B01

The ninth-grader slouched in the chair one fall day, avoiding the principal's glare. He had the body of a boy, but he was deciding right there what kind of man he would be.

At the start of the school year, this child's education was flying off the rails. Mark E. Fossett, principal of Suitland High School in Prince George's County, called up the boy's attendance record on a computer and rattled off a lengthy list of days missed and classes cut. Unless something changed, he would fail ninth grade.

Chris's picture

What percentage of your students' parents do you see at fall parent teacher conferences?

* 0-25%
* 26-50%
* 51-75%
* 76-99%
* 100%