Yesterday, I sat in a workshop by Marci Cornell-Feist, from Meetinghouse Solutions, Inc. Here are a few bullets from what I learned:
- Each individual board member should evaluate him/herself and then have a one-on-one discussion with the board chair regarding their performance.
- Strong boards hire strong leaders.
- If the school leader brings small items to the board, they're inviting micromanagement.
- How much are we focused on the strategic instead of what's already happened?
- Every governing board should have a board agreement in place.
This morning at "The Fate of NCLB, " David DeShryver filled in for Mike Petrilli of the Fordham Foundation; some of his points were:
- Proficiency levels were previously too loose; the focus was more on equity rather than excellence.
- The Fordham Foundation has recently released a report on high-achieving students.
- Congress is considering allowing extra flexibility in accountability for states with standards benchmarked to international standards.