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Thursday, May 24, 2012
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…
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
One of the questions posed to stakeholders in the Asheville City Schools strategic planning process is: How well does ACS prepare students with the…
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
  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. …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Last month I wrote about ways to ask young people their opinions.  Well, we’ve been practicing.  We just completed community conversations with 5…
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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…
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
  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…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
“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…