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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.

December 05, 2017

Holidays Can Present Dual Realities for Children

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.

September 26, 2017

School Leaders, Racial Bias, and Hope

Unlike the POTUS, our actions will directly, and immediately impact children and families. So, we cannot be complacent.

August 27, 2017

How Schools Can Help Adolescents Become Responsible, Informed Adults

The lines that separate childhood from adolescence and adolescence from adulthood have disappeared. Rites of passage are few. But there is something schools can and should do.

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.

May 30, 2017

Betsy DeVos Is Just Plain Wrong

We cannot allow the new philosophy in Washington to change our 'state of mind'. We believe in our purpose and in every child.

April 18, 2017

Leaders, We Can Interrupt the School-to-Prison Pipeline

We can disrupt, with a mighty effort perhaps, the development of the behaviors that contribute to entering the pipeline.

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.

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 22, 2016

Safe Space for Children Is a Holiday Gift

We wish you a week and a holiday filled with joy and generosity. And we affirm your work and your open hearts. Children need adults in their lives who will see them and who will keep them safe as they grow. It is the most precious gift.

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