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Board-Superintendent Involvement in External Relations/Resource Development

More on the K-12 Enterprise: Creating Satisfied Indirect Customers

June 28, 2017 0 Comments

      Doug Eadie

Later today Superintendent Nick Polyak (Leyden School District 212, Illinois) will join Geoff Luther, the owner of A-l Tool Corporation, and Frank Holthouse, Leyden’s Careers and Community Outreach Director, in recording a podcast for this blog describing the …

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Superintendent Dallas Dance On Making Stakeholder Relations a Top CEO Priority

March 7, 2017 0 Comments

Dr. Dallas Dance

Public education is under assault these days.  And unfortunately the social media offer the enemies of public education a powerful platform for questioning the effectiveness of our public schools and for aggressively promoting alternatives such as charter …

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Our Land of Opportunity – Still

February 6, 2017 0 Comments

Doug Eadie

This article originally appeared at my DougEadie.com blog a little under a year ago.  I thought it might resonate with our readers today. 

“You know”, I said, “if you go back far enough, the overwhelming majority of us …

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Superintendents Leading From Their Bully Pulpit

January 10, 2017 0 Comments

             Theodore Roosevelt

Over the holidays, I re-read Doris Kearns Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit, a superb study of the Progressive Era and the administrations of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.  According to Goodwin, Roosevelt coined the term “bully …

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Our Land of Opportunity – Still

February 25, 2016 0 Comments

This article, which originally appeared at the DougEadie.com blog, has attracted so many positive comments that I thought this blog’s readers might find it interesting and thought-provoking.

“You know”, I said, “if you go back far enough, the overwhelming majority …

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Working Hand-in-Hand For Education In Sand Springs, Oklahoma

August 27, 2015 0 Comments
Sand Springs (Oklahoma) Superintendent Lloyd Snow

Sand Springs (Oklahoma) Superintendent Lloyd Snow

“Dueling Boards,” the March 12 post at www.boardsavvysuperintendent.com, tells the true story of school and educational foundation boards at loggerheads – locked in a tense, competitive relationship that wasted oodles of precious emotional …

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Capitalizing On Your School Board As a Rich Resource In External Relations: the Charlottesville City Schools Story

May 8, 2015 0 Comments
Superintendent Rosa Atkins

Superintendent Rosa Atkins

Public education has taken it on the chin in recent years.  School districts around the country have been thrown on the defensive by the apparent widespread skepticism about their educational and managerial effectiveness and by the growing …

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Dueling Boards: A Cautionary True Story

March 12, 2015 0 Comments

iStock_000020585606Large(1)The tension in the conference room was palpable, as the superintendent and her board president at one end of the table glared at the educational foundation CEO and his board chair at the other end.  I sat in the middle …

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Should You Get Your Board Involved In Doing Non-Governing Work?

February 5, 2015 0 Comments

The primary mission of all school boards is to govern, which essentially involves making decisions about such governing products as the annual operating plan and budget and making judgments based on such information as a quarterly financial report and standardized …

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