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December 20, 2013

Why Does Jack Have to Change?

Jack doesn't act like "other boys" and the adults around him want Jack to change. Why is that Jack's problem?

December 01, 2013

Should We Measure School Climate?

Schools have to keep a lot of "data" but the most important data they could get is through the use of a school climate assessment.

October 08, 2013

NBC's Education Nation Is Different When You're Here

NBC's Education Nation is focusing on some hot topics this year, and hopefully there will be open dialogue so that it can hit its fullest potential.

September 10, 2013

Should Children Really Be Expected to Have Grit?

Grit is being used to decsribe how students need to toughen up and face their failures, and as important as grit may be, reslience seems to be a much better trait to have in life.

September 02, 2013

New Report Offers Guidance to Help Meet the Needs of the Whole Child

A new report by the report by the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders provides important ways for schools to help meet the needs of the whole child.

August 26, 2013

Overwhelming Caseloads for California School Counselors

In a time when schools are seeing an increase in student social-emotional issues, school counselors are being cut due to budget cuts and the counselors left standing have quadruple the recommended case loads.

August 07, 2013

Have We Reached 'Critical Mass' Addressing Social Programs in Schools?

Since World War II schools have been taking on the role of social service agent. In our present system of accountability and mandates, is it time to rethink the school's role in the lives of students?

July 19, 2013

Why ASCD's Whole-Child Initiative Matters More Now Than Ever

The ASCD Whole Child approach as our model and not the heavy-handed approach that some of our state education departments are taking under the guidance of the USDOE.

July 01, 2013

Actions Speak Louder Than Words When It Comes to School Climate

Sometimes school leaders talk a great deal about school climate but their actions are contradictory to the message they put out.

June 07, 2013

You're Not Really Thinking of Taking Away Recess, Are You?

Schools that are opting out of recess in order to provide more academic time are making a mistake that will negatively effect students for a long time.

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