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Another Example of how Education Venders SHOULD Partner

Here is some good news.  Executives at Camelot for Kids recently went to the time and expense to enroll and successfully complete The SUPES Academy, a comprehensive, intensive training program for superintendents and aspiring superintendents.  Camelot is already a great partner in many school districts.  These leaders taking time to learn about the superintendency and […]

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The Education “BLOB”

During the Reagan administration, then U.S. education secretary Bill Bennett referred to the independent and collective forces of school superintendents, schools boards, and district staff as the Education “BLOB” in a national op-ed.  While the term is offensive to some, his message has merit.  Oft times, school superintendents and their school boards and their central […]

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Waiting for Superman and the Status Quo

It has been amazing to me how many of my colleagues and friends are conflicted over Waiting for Superman. These colleagues and friends mind you are mostly sincere, smart, and authentic about the work we do and need to do to improve the success rates in all our schools for all kids. Some cannot reconcile their own […]

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2010 Illinois Superintendents Preparation Academy

Applications have been reviewed and later this week, we will announce the two 2010 (inaugural) cohorts of the Illinois Superintendents Academy. Applicants were considered from many school districts and charter schools from all parts of the great state of Illinois. We are excited to reveal the names, and more excited to learn of so many […]

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Our Educational Problems and our Educational Vision?!

Yesterday, LaQuita Carter, reminded me that Diane Ravitch wrote for her new book that  “our educational problems are a function of our lack of educational vision.”  Coincidentally, I was re-reading Jim Collins’ Good to Great and the Social Sectors, a supplement to his earlier book, Good to Great to prepare for another client’s project.  Part […]

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