Limiting speech and access to information is the antithesis of our purpose in a free and open democracy. The limits being placed on the internet and on speech in the CDC will affect our work, certainly.
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December 21, 2017
December 17, 2017
In a school system, we must try to find the place where greatest common ground exists and maneuver form there to include everyone. And, as we write this, we wonder why legislators don't understand this better than anyone else.
December 05, 2017
Consider a time when we felt lonely or different from those around us. In that common moment, we can find answers for how to help these children feel seen and heard and understood.
December 03, 2017
The opening of an environment in schools for victims to safely speak out and release the hurt and shame they have experienced will help. But, what about prevention? What about education?
November 28, 2017
Our work is hard. Every child needs someone to see the light in them and sustain the hope they hold in their hearts. You lead schools where that can happen.
November 26, 2017
If the information available is now accessible based upon the amount of money the provider is willing to pay, then the Internet will separate from being a place of democracy and become a place where money controls information!
November 21, 2017
Once parents feel empowered to share their thoughts in a productive way and an IEP team knows that the parent wants to understand the process better to be an equal participant in the team, the job of the advocate is done.
November 19, 2017
It is about presence. It isn't just about Rotary or Kiwanis. It is also about church dinners and nonprofit fund raisers. It is business and police. It is clergy and senior citizens and parents and preschool providers. Is it too much to ask?
November 16, 2017
Authors Art Costa and Bena Kallick tell us, "When considering teacher quality, we are concerned about whether the teacher has the more enduring habits that will serve them well as they continue to learn, grow and respond positively to change."
November 14, 2017
We can't anticipate every storm and we may grow weary of trying. But, the ground of civil rights seems to be shaking and it merits watching.