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 In my last post, I introduced the idea of a community school: One where resources for families are offered at the school and where students learn through an integrated curriculum which makes... Read More
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 9:35am
It seems strange on the heels of my blog about guns that I now want to talk about community schools.  This may be a time when parents and school staff are thinking about locking out the community... Read More
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 11:41am
I doubt many of us made it through the holidays without thinking of the mass  shooting  in Newtown Connecticut..  Such a horrific event penetrates the armor of the most hardened of us.  So as we... Read More
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 1:39pm
Earlier this year we hosted a half dozen community conversations that focused on disadvantaged youth and what gets in their way of having a chance at a good life.  We defined disadvantaged youth as... Read More
Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 11:24am
This Community Wants Good Public Education Recently I wrote about 4 ways to keep public education alive. Here is a slightly different slant on the public interest in public education.  Education has... Read More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 12:39pm
The 2012 elections have ended and one of the big questions is what the results mean for public education. So now is a good time for us to take charge of what we want public education to look like.... Read More
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 2:01pm
If this is still the land of opportunity (and I surely hope it is), shouldn’t every young person have a chance to go to college?  Even if we accept that not everyone is suited for a college education... Read More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 3:47pm
It’s risky to challenge the role of sports in public schools during football season in WNC.  People get downright passionate about their local high school’s football team in this part of the country... Read More
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 10:19am
Welcome to the 9th Grade.  Your child has entered this brave new world and you are excited and terrified.  You want the best for your child; an easy transition, friends, success in class.  But your... Read More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 3:05pm
There are national education grants for school systems to improve student success.  There are national neighborhood grants for districts to improve families’ economic success.  There are national... Read More
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 9:17am