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April 12, 2018

When Budgets Require the Loss of Teachers, Difficult Conversations Follow

As school budgets are being developed, in systems where funds are decreasing and student population as well or where priorities are shifting, excessing personnel often becomes a leader's reality.

March 15, 2018

New Voices Rising: Students Demand Change After Parkland Shooting

This is not a time to watch the news in shock only. In moments when we allow ourselves to become students of leadership, we realize we are living in a time rich in its lessons.

February 11, 2018

Are Children Lazy?

Schools have no business judging children or their parents for behaviors we don't understand. Most educators find it their professional responsibility to discover why children don't meet expectations.

August 17, 2017

How Changing Your Story Can Change the World

Guest blogger Marc Levitt believes "Educators play an essential role in creating a world aligned to the growing awareness of our intertwined fates, one that is more sustainable and fulfilling. What story they are 'telling' and distributing?"

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.

July 27, 2017

School Leaders Worry: What Is President Trump Teaching Our Youth?

How will we maintain civility in our schools without acknowledging civility is being challenged daily by Trump's speeches and tweets from the holder of the highest office in the land?

February 19, 2017

No Complaints: Devos Criticized Them and DC Teachers Spoke Out

Action not only makes a difference in others, it fuels the actors with hope and purpose.

January 26, 2017

Pink Hats in Schools

A building-wide, district-wide discussion about how to react to those who are wearing pink hats is worthwhile.

January 17, 2017

What Lies Beyond Becoming Colorblind for Leaders?

As educators, we may hope to be colorblind. But is there something beyond being colorblind that will make us better and stronger leaders for children of all colors and cultures? Too often we see our good intentions rather than the real lives of others.

December 01, 2016

Responding to Hate Speech and Bullying in the Digital Age

Guest blogger Devorah Heitner writes: If we simply drive the conversation underground, we lose an opportunity to help kids understand other people's point of view.

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