Effective School Boards

The Lighthouse Study: A Guide for Those Who Lead

The Relationship Between School Board Governance and Student Achievement (Dr. Ivan Lorenzen & Dr. William McCaw)

Part I: Why Boardsmanship Matters

Part II: The Science of Student Achievement

Part III: Failure to Govern

Part IV:  Staying the Course

The Key Work of School Boards Guidebook


Afterschool Alliance

Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators

Arkansas Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Corporation for National & Community Service

Learning First Alliance

National AfterSchool Association

National Education Association (NEA)

National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

National School Boards Association (NSBA)

The Rural School and Community Trust


Arkansas Department of Education (ADE)

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner's Memo

Arkansas Division of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE)

Arkansas Legal Code Search

Arkansas Legislature

ED Data Express

My School Info (ADE Data Center)

National Center for Education Statistics (USDOE)

No Child Left Behind ESEA (USDOE)

State of Arkansas

Teach Arkansas

U.S. Department of Education (USDOE)

Other Resources

The Arkansas Leadership Academy

Arkansas Aspire

Arkansas PBS Teacher Curriculum Resources

The Center for Public Education

eBOARDsolutions (integrated board governance tool with modules: policy, meetings, strategic plan, evaluation, communications and documents)

Everyday Democracy (formerly Study Circles Resource Center)

Excellence in Governance and Leadership Blog (sponsored by eBOARDsolutions)

Freedom of Information Handbook

National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation

Office of Education Policy, Univ. of Arkansas 

Rural Education Data (USDOE)

SAT 2020 Scores by State

School Safety Clearinghouse

SEDL (formerly Southwest Educational Development Laboratory)

Teaching Tolerance (project of the Southern Poverty Law Center)