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The First Lever of Success for Superintendents Establishing a Clear Theory of Action

In this era of new accountability brought by pushback against No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), it is important to consider: What levers do superi... Read More...

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What Educational Leaders Must Do to Ensure Mentoring Success

As an education leader you already know the value of mentoring. But how do you go about institutionalizing that value for others? You may have tried launching a mentoring program and achieved a ... Read More...

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HOW TO END THE MID-CAREER EXODUS OF TEACHERS

Where Are They Going? We are seeing a growing trend of mid-career teachers leaving the profession. According to the National Education Association, approximately 17 percent of teachers are leaving... Read More...

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SYSTEMS THINKING LEADERS

WHAT WOULD A SCHOOL LEADER DO IF THE SCHOOL DAY BEGINS WITH LATE BUSES, A TEXT MESSAGE THAT TWO CLASSROOMS ARE WITHOUT TEACHERS, FOLLOWED BY A FRUSTRATED PARENT IN THE OFFICE, ALL DEMANDING YOUR ATT... Read More...

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Hey, Where’s Our Stuff? The Importance of Managing K-12 District Resources

The topic of resource management always grabs the attention of K-12 superintendents and administrators, simply because they know they need to optimize the limited resources they have if they’re going ... Read More...

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THE FALLACY OF THE CAREER PATHWAY

Imagine being handed a plan, a prescription of steps to take if you will, at the age of 16 or 17 that will get you to age 30, or 45, or 65. It’s laughable, and kind of depressing to think of it that ... Read More...

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NEW POSSIBILITIES FOR 2025 TRANSFORMING THE STRUCTURES SUPPORTING LEARNING

(This is part three of a three part series.) Imagine that it is the year 2025. The setting is a disrupted suburb in which poverty is on the rise. Many families have left, tax revenues have decline... Read More...

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CAREER PATHWAYS: STRONG POLICIES AND POWERFUL PRACTICES TO SUPPORT CAREER PATHWAYS (PART 2 OF 2)

In my first article for SEEN Magazine , “Career Pathways: Bridging the Opportunity Gap,” I described the bold challenge issued to states by the Southern Regional Education Board’s Commission on Care... Read More...

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DISTRICT CONDITIONS FOR SCALING PERSONALIZED LEARNING

In Iowa, one school district has created strong external partnerships to offer internships, wrap-around services and other out-of-school learning opportunities that align with economic and social nee... Read More...

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THE CONTINUOUS SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT FRAMEWORK

If schools are perfectly designed to get the results they are getting now, it is important that they determine what processes are producing their current results. Then, they must determine which pro... Read More...

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Common Core Testing Anxiety: Lessons from Year 1

As the first year of Common Core standardized testing comes to a close, we at Edulastic surveyed educators across the country about their experience and found some cautious good news: 80 percent of r... Read More...

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Get more from your professional development

As we expect our schools to meet ever-increasing and ever-changing standards, we expect more of teachers. As that happens, we expect more from PD. It’s not too long after taking a hard look at exist... Read More...

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Evaluations The Conversations Have Changed

Conversations regarding the evaluation process in Indiana have changed dramatically over the past few years. Recently, a group of four educators met at a local diner in small town Indiana to discuss ... Read More...

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CENTRAL OFFICE THE MISSING KEY TO SCHOOL SUCCESS

We all know that schools have a tough job. Schools willingly agree to plan, nurture, discipline, inspire and lead students every day. But there are many jobs schools just don’t want to tackle. Most p... Read More...

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When Incentives Harm Performance What Scientists Know That Schools Don’t

The way most leaders reward employees is wrong and harming their organizations, said Dan Pink, author and behavioral expert, during a TED talk on the puzzle of motivation. And he has a slew of social... Read More...

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