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On May 7th over 60 women gathered to learn about and sign up to join the Women’s Leadership Council. This "WLC" is now part of a powerful network of caring women – more than 50,000 members in 130... Read More
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 5:19pm
Today launches the third Middle School Success public awareness campaign by United Way.  Why raise awareness of middle school? Have you even been in middle school or junior high school?  Do you... Read More
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 2:19pm
Some years ago I worked with high school dropouts to prep for their GED exams and find employment.  The common joke among the participants was that they all wanted a job taste-testing in a pie... Read More
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 2:23pm
At my request, we have a guest blog from Allison Jordan, Executive Director of Children First/ Communities in Schools.  “Communities in Schools” is a specific model within a Community School approach... Read More
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 5:30pm
In the two most recent blogs, I’ve talked about the Community School model and shared some of the research on how it works to support students, families and schools. Keeping in mind that a Community... Read More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 4:48pm
 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