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    Archive for the ‘Equity / Discrimination’ Category

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    To everything there is a season…except learning

    What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must the community want for all of its children. Any other ideal for our schools is narrow and unlovely; acted upon it destroys our democracy. – John Dewey (1900, p. 3) I am by no means the best or wisest parent. However, lately, […]

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    MLK Day Post: A Rooney Rule for Public Education?

    In 2003, the National Football League instituted the Rooney Rule which dictates that all professional football teams must interview at least one minority candidate for an open head coaching position or any open senior football operations position.  The rule came about because Dan Rooney, the owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, lamented the lack of minority […]

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    Technology Professional Development and Chocolate Cake

    I blogged. For Wes Fryer. Because I’m trying to steal the attention of his vast audience. Click here to see the post if you’d like. photo credit: AchimH

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    A Leader, A Humanitarian and a Mentor

    I am so very excited to use this space to recognize a woman who embodies leadership, humanitarianism and mentorship. This week, at the annual convention of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), Dr. Charol Shakeshaft was honored with an Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award.  According to AASA, “[t]hese awards…recognize AASA members who exemplify the […]

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    A Different Way

    This morning, as I have been doing every Tuesday morning since the school year began, I dropped my son off at preschool and drove to my office.  However, rather than taking my usual route, today I chose a different way. As the crow flies, driving down Monument Avenue is probably the most direct route from […]

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