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LeaderTalk: The End of an Era

As many of you know, LeaderTalk has been limping along for at least a year now. Our original cast of 50+ contributors faded over time due to natural attrition. Despite our best intentions to restock with new authors, we just never found the time, at least partly because LeaderTalk's unique niche (and our urgency) faded as others stepped up and gave voice to practicing administrators. What was new and bold in February 2007 isn't today. And that's okay. Times change and it's important to know when to move in other directions. So I just sent the note to Education Week that it's time to pull the plug on the blog.

I wanted to say thank you to all of the authors who have contributed to LeaderTalk over the past 5 years. We were a bold experiment when we started and we had many wonderful school leaders who supported this effort along the way. Of course, we all have appreciated the readers who have given us their time, support, attention, and comments. We've had some great dialogues here. Finally, I'll thank Education Week for persuading us in 2008 to move over to its platform from our original TypePad site. It's been a wonderful partnership.

With gratitude and fond memories,

Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Founding Director, CASTLE
University of Kentucky
www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org

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