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‘Students have just had enough:’ Walkouts begin across the nation one month after Florida shooting – The Washington Post

Where do you stand on this issue? A good bit more civil action, even unrest can be the way to change. Hopefully, you stand WITH kids across America who invested 17 minutes to honor those who lost their lives and to help get attention…

Shameful Connection to the Parkland School Shootings

See the NYT article/link below. It is shameful that the President made this connection between Obama school policies and the Douglas HS shootings. It makes no strategic sense so it has to be all politics. What a horrible disservice to the victims. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/us/politics/trump-school-shootings-obama-discipline-policies.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news 

App warning for parents of school-age children

This is worth clicking on and reviewing. Some apps to be aware of posing possible danger to kids. flip.it/V7Ngkd

Education Week

Important post penned by Jennifer Ferrari, chief of schools for the Distinctive Schools network and senior advisor to the ERDI III cohort of dedicated educators. — Read on mobile.edweek.org/c.jsp

A child’s brain develops faster with exposure to music education – Music Education Works

A study by researchers at the University of Southern California shows that exposure to music and music instruction accelerates the brain development of young children. — Read on musiceducationworks.wordpress.com/2016/06/19/a-childs-brain-develops-faster-with-exposure-to-music/

Javon A. Lee Tuition & Fees

Every once in a while we as educators come across a student that captures our hearts instantly and leaves a lasting impact.  For me, that student is Javon Lee. I met Javon during my tenure in Delaware and know him and his family to be deeply committed to…

Congress has failed our kids. And they can still act before this gets worse.

See Deb Delisle’s perspective on school safety, social emotional supports, and how so much of this rests with Congress and the USDE. mobile first webpage developed by mobiletech — Read on mobile.edweek.org/c.jsp

Is Nikolas Cruz also a victim?

Even as horrible an act as was committed by Nikolas Cruz, and nothing to me seems more horrible than taking the lives of innocent people with an automatic assault-grade rifle, I still wonder:  Is Nikolas Cruz also a victim? In news coverage Broward school…

I’m very proud of Distinctive Schools colleagues for this work at our CICS West Belden campus. The WB team remains on fire in the work. Fun read about some very hard work in Hechinger Report. See below:

I’m very proud of Distinctive Schools colleagues for this work at our Chicago International Charter School (CICS) West Belden campus. The CICS West Belden team remains on fire in the work, and the article, Rethinking grade levels and school design for personalized learning – The…

Trump Rubbing off on MD Politicians?

Leadership’s most powerful weapon is perhaps MODELING. And Trump’s outrageous leadership behavior may be modeling/rubbing off on state and local politicians in MD and elsewhere.  See this Baltimore Sun piece for example (link below). There was a school superintendent who did some very good…

Reflections from Retiring NWEA CEO Matt Chapman

K-12 Education is a lot better off for the 11 years of service Matt Chapman gave to us through his work as CEO of NWEA. Here is his final blog post–hope you enjoy it! One for the Road Thursday, January 25, 2018 Posted on…

Pat Greco in WI! More good news.

Just in. Colleague Pat Greco named 2017 Wisconsin school superintendent of the year. Forward thinker. Innovator. Strong and principled leader. http://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/northwest/news/menomonee-falls/2017/11/13/falls-superintendent-pat-greco-named-wisconsin-superintendent-year/852980001/

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