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December 06, 2013

Scaling Nonprofits: Lessons from the Experts

Is your nonprofit making a difference in your community? Are you starting to think about national expansion? Here is some advice from five experts.

November 25, 2013

Pearson Partnerships for Principal Development

When I learned that Pearson was in the process of working with the highly regarded New Leaders organization on a principal development program, I wanted to learn more. I called Lee Peters, the marketing lead for Pearson's School Achievement Services business, who outlined some of the professional learning available through Pearson's growing portfolio of teacher and leader effectiveness offerings.

November 11, 2013

Shifting Superintendents Stuck in Compliance World

Lyle Kirtman has been coaching leaders to better performance for 30 years. His Future Management Systems works with 750 organizations including about 300 school districts.

October 29, 2013

Seven Trends Impacting Edu-Jobs

Katie McNerney thinks about the future of education and the talent that will be required to unlock the potential. The CEO of EdFuel hangs out at 1776, a D.C. startup accelerator, with founder Kathleen deLaski, also the president of the deLaski Family Foundation.

October 25, 2013

Networks, Platforms, & Procurement

School networks were the big K-12 development of the last decade. Managed networks including Achievement First, Aspire, DSST, IDEA, Success, Uncommon, and YES achieved scale and uniformly high performance. School developers like KIPP, New Tech Network, and Expeditionary Learning build national networks of schools that share a common model and some support services. Both CMOs and school developers made it easier to open and sustain a good school.

October 17, 2013

How Can We Prevent High School Seniors from Dropping Out?

For other ideas and strategies to prevent high school seniors and great numbers of at-risk students from dropping out, visit the Penn Foster Web site or The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Web site. We also invite you to join us at the 25th Annual National Dropout Prevention Center Network Conference, to be held November 3-6, 2013, in Atlanta, GA.

October 09, 2013

Principals Changing Public Education

"We moved our school from a "C" on our first progress report to an "A," thanks in no small part to the work we engaged in at SLN." This principal quote sums up the work of the School Leaders Network--results focused, collaborative learning for principals.

October 07, 2013

Preparing School Leaders

There are a couple dozen sophisticated and effective school leader preparation organizations (e.g., 28 members of the Alliance to Reform Education Leadership network). They typically supplement the haphazard and ineffective current landscape of degrees and credentials criticized by Arthur Levine in Educating School Leaders.

September 23, 2013

Ten Promising Models and What They Mean for Leaders

I'm spending a couple days with the most thoughtful folks in leadership development. We'll spend part of the time looking at new school models and asking what it means for preparing the next generation of school leaders.

September 16, 2013

Leadership Implications of the Brave New Blended World

Everything is changing... • Mobile devices and apps; adaptive instruction--teachers, parents, and kids flipping and blending their own learning. • Online learning and new tools are being blended into new school models that leverage great teaching with technology. • And just beginning to emerge: learner profiles, smart playlists, customized and competency-based pathways.

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