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Summer Learning Loss: Four ways kids approach summer vacation   It’s always interesting to me when an old topic takes on new urgency – as though it were a new phenomenon.  “Summer Learning Loss” is... Read More
Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 4:37pm
One of the questions posed to stakeholders in the Asheville City Schools strategic planning process is: How well does ACS prepare students with the skills they need to be successful in employment or... Read More
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 8:48am
  The Asheville City School system is designing a new strategic plan.  I had the recent honor of being interviewed as a stakeholder in the schools.  The questions were well thought out and it gave me... Read More
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 4:24pm
Whenever I go to a conference that costs me or my employer money, I expect to bring back at least three things.  I want to get at least one new idea I can put to use quickly.  I want to make at least... Read More
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 3:47pm
Whenever I go to a conference that costs me or my employer money, I expect to bring back at least three things.  I want to get at least one new idea I can put to use quickly.  I want to make at least... Read More
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 3:41pm
Last month I wrote about ways to ask young people their opinions.  Well, we’ve been practicing.  We just completed community conversations with 5 different groups in Buncombe County.  As part of... Read More
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 9:52am
Getting at Results In the past 15 years or so, there has been a significant push to get social programs to measure their results.  United Way, Urban Institute, Harvard Family Research Project along... Read More
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 3:02pm
  Young people say that they have ideas but no one hears them. Last summer, I had a session with high school students and they said: School staffs don’t ask students their opinions or if they do ask... Read More
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 2:41pm
“How involved are you in the lives of young people?” This question came up as part of a recent dinner conversation.  Those of us with grown children tended to say we were when our children were at... Read More
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 3:42pm
In summer 2011, CAYLA students participatd in United Way's Community Conversation on Education   Let’s talk about learning and school. This is the launching of my education blog so people can share... Read More
Monday, January 30, 2012 - 2:34pm

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