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April 26, 2018

Learning and Safety in the Time of School Shootings

It is important to teach children to understand something beyond 'us and them' and 'good or bad'. It is in the opposition of terms that fear, and sometimes hate, can develop.

August 15, 2017

3 Important School Leadership Lessons From Charlottesville

Where but public schools do we create a citizenry with an understanding of the relationship between rights and responsibilities, between democracy and despotism and why our founders created three branches of government with different but equal powers.

May 16, 2017

School Leaders as Guardians of School Culture Via Student Discipline

Now is the time for questioning the standards for behavior and discipline, renewing a common belief and practice among the faculty and staff.

September 25, 2016

Are LGBT Students Safe?

Policies and legislation may call for safe environments, but it is the heart of the educator leading and teaching students that will make the most difference.

January 17, 2016

Addressing Childhood Adversity in Schools

We have been able to come together around a vision of a school that does not ignore the trauma in many children's everyday lives while completely eliminating suspensions.

November 24, 2015

Putting Students First: The Importance of Information and Communication

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.

October 18, 2015

Ben Carson, You Made Us Think About Teaching and Learning

Ben Carson's shocking perspective and his wake up call words aren't to be ignored.

October 06, 2015

Stop Bullying This Month and Every Month

The leaders' role is first and foremost to be keenly aware not only of the definition of bullying, but of how to recognize it in the interactions between and among adults and children.

September 20, 2015

Ahmed and the Clock: Could This Happen in Your School?

The treatment of Ahmed Mohamed should serve as a wake-up call for everyone to step back, just a moment, to reflect on our fears and our rushes to judgment.

June 01, 2014

Holding The Conversation About Mental Health

Mental illness is confusing and frightening and has been ignored or pushed aside as an issue for our schools and for our country. Beginning by learning more, opening conversations in our districts, with our colleagues and with experts will be a step forward.

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