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Redesign high schools to meet modern demands

According to "Education Next," a number of industrialized nations are laser-focused on the effectiveness of their high schools.
As pupils strive to improve, effort is the factor that defines performance

Effort was the single factor found to be commonly associated with expected success.
The principal matters: A school's success lies with its top leader

The principal must receive specialized, expert-level training before assuming this magnificent leadership task.
Bill marks another huge win for schoolchildren in South Carolina

Our schools, pre-kindergarten through college, must be in lockstep and must not skip a beat in preparing our students for world-class job opportunities.
Homework, guidance are key to student achievement

To have the schools we all desire in our various communities requires a collective effort.
Pursuit of a career in education should be viewed as a smart investment

The return on that investment should have an immediate impact on the community
No excuse for cheating

...among the educators in Atlanta Public Schools to adversely affect the relationship with your children's teachers.Frank G. Roberson, Ph.D.Beech Island, S.C. (The writer is a former superintendent of schools for the Richmond County Board...
Different directions

Frank G. Roberson was the right man for the job when he was hired to oversee the Richmond County School System in 2010.At the end of this school...
Appreciate our teachers!

...them for their daily inspired sacrifices on behalf of the students of the CSRA.Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!Frank G. Roberson, Ph.D.Augusta (The writer is Richmond County's superintendent of schools.)
How do you cultivate good, 'un-rotten' apples in the teaching profession?

Too much blame is placed on the teacher for the poor ratings in educational advancement, as compared to other industrialized nations.