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May 01, 2018

The Effects of Unequal School Discipline Strategies

Guest blogger Amanda Ronan writes, "The harsh reality is that certain discipline practices are the reflections of institutionalized racism and outward discrimination against people of color and other underserved communities."

April 24, 2018

Unequal School Discipline Strategies Set the Stage for Lifelong Discrimination

Guest blogger Amanda Ronan says, "As a school leader, you probably don't need federal guidelines to tell you whether these practices are negatively impacting your school and your students. School climate is under your jurisdiction, so you know what's bubbling up in your environment."

October 03, 2017

Moral Leadership: What Would Your 5 Minute Speech Be?

Silveria's value based message wasn't tentative nor half-hearted. He told the gathering that they should be "outraged", that small ideas and horrific thinking needs to be replaced by a better idea. What would you do?

October 01, 2017

Leadership, Sexism, Girls, and Education

There are good reasons why educators, more than most, have a responsibility to find where the 'isms' hide within them and how they become visible to others.

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.

August 03, 2017

8 Questions to Help Leaders Prepare for Confrontation & Empowered Bias

There is an America that has been hidden for a long time that will enter schools stealthily. We must be alert and protect the values we embrace in our work with children.

June 13, 2017

Two Views on Welcoming Students and Parents

We offer public schools to every child so they can develop intellect, character and gain self-worth. Let's prepare over the summer so we can begin the next school year by welcoming all students equally and making school their learning home.

June 01, 2017

Increasing Gender Diversity in Leadership. Why Do It?

If the reasons for the lack of female leadership in our schools and our nation is due to unexplored beliefs about the roles of men and women, then models alone won't serve.

April 16, 2017

Racism and White Privilege: There Is Always More to Learn

It is important In order to best serve all of our students, to wake up to the nuance of racism and how it plays out in our words and actions.

February 26, 2017

What Bathroom Will Your Transgender Students Use?

No matter the federal decision, let's join as educators and advocate that rights assured remain. These are our children.

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