From the Editor

Dacia Rivers, Editorial Director

Dacia Rivers, Editorial Director

Student-led conferences are a new trend popping up in schools across the country. For this issue of Texas School Business, I spoke to a few educators who have introduced the technique on their campuses to find out just what a student-led conference looks like and how they might be of benefit to teachers, parents and students. Turn to page 18 to get the details on this method and see if it could be the kind of thing that would work in your school.

Also, don’t miss our spotlight on Alton Frailey, a Texas public education luminary with more than 30 years of experience under his belt. Discover his unique perspective and hope for Texas’ education future on page 26.

On page 36, we’re pleased to feature a unique column for our The Arts section, one from Dr. J. Medgar Roberts in Duncanville ISD that discusses the importance of debate, especially for minority students.

I hope that the end of the school year finds each of you looking fondly at the school year over your shoulder and simultaneously ready for a well-deserved summer break.