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February 14, 2017

How Does Silencing Talk About Current Events Educate Students?

This is a moment in our history when educators must show up and demonstrate what public education is about. It is not about quieting voices.

February 07, 2017

Waking Up to the Truth About Race

In order to understand the business of bias and race, we have to begin to understand how deeply it is woven into the practices of our society.

December 18, 2016

Charters and Vouchers: Who Will Lead Their Development?

Would parents and children be more engaged if choice were everywhere? Would teachers and leaders function differently if we weren't a monopoly? Is it the lack of choice that breeds resentments and arrogance?

November 09, 2016

The Morning After: What Have We Done to Our Children?

Today is a day to reclaim civility - formal politeness and courtesy - in our behavior and in our speech. If we don't our actions will drown out any words that we might utter and we collectively will bear the blame for the society that we create.

June 02, 2016

Schools Need Collective Leaders' Voices to Advocate for Change

Leadership voices have been directed at objection and resistance toward the national mandates and state implementations of them. The pull away from that toward voices raised with new vision and a plan can feel like the removal of a suction cup that has been securely attached to a wall.

May 19, 2016

Schools as Instruments of Social Change: Transgender Students and Bathrooms

This is truly a moment for the adults who make decisions about whether they are going to accept social change and create the environments in which all children can flourish to be courageous.

April 24, 2016

Hate Speech Is on the Rise

Bias cannot be outlawed. Laws can change our behaviors, not our beliefs. Beliefs change by choice and usually over time. It is a deeply personal process.

January 31, 2016

The Power of Transcending Differences

The success of leaders depends, maybe more now than ever, upon the ability to know one's self, be one's self, and stay true to the purpose that guides one's life.

January 28, 2016

Can STEM Be Education's Disruptive Innovation?

At what point are educators complicit in the decision about which students will be knowledge workers and which can not?

November 15, 2015

Leadership Lessons From University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe

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.

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