Schools set up systems that provide school personnel the information they need to understand the needs of at-risk students who enter their buildings and classrooms daily.
Behaviors escalate this time of year, so let it be a reminder that students not only need understanding, they need help.
Schools need focused leaders who can develop and sustain the coalitions to move a school forward, coalitions within the school and with those outside of school walls both.
Reducing the complexity in our local education system is quickly becoming one of our most important leadership responsibilities.
The Mizzou story can be a reminder to all leaders that the care of any organization, whether a business, the K-12 system, or a higher education institution, ultimately rests on the moral principles of those in charge.
We can no longer allow educators, leaders or teachers to dismiss technology as unimportant and social media as a nuisance.
We need a new answer, one that lies in the ability to see the big picture and address the interdependent system in which we work.
How we define children shows in how they are treated, scheduled, and discussed.
With all the attention being paid to academic success and high standards, we can not leave the work of school culture and the manner in which the business of teaching and learning takes place behind.
It is precisely the capacity to make the tough decisions while holding the consequences with care and attention that makes us the strong and compassionate leader.