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Archive for August, 2015

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

August 27, 2015 0 Comments

“Dueling Boards,” the March 12 post at, tells the true story of school and educational foundation boards at loggerheads – locked in a tense, competitive relationship that wasted oodles of precious emotional energy.  In my experience, sad to …

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Getting and Keeping the Best In Your Classrooms: a Classic Strategic Challenge

August 21, 2015 0 Comments

I treasure the memory of my deeply satisfying three-year stint teaching English and ancient history in grades 9, 10, and 11 at Tafari Makonnen School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia many years ago (an experience documented in some detail at the …

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Performance Oversight Isn’t the Superintendent’s Responsibility Alone

August 13, 2015 0 Comments

Businesswoman Using Digital Tablet“Falling fund a district slipup.”  This is the headline of a front page article by Marlene Sokol in the August 8 Tampa Bay Times – about the dramatic decline in the Hillsborough County Public Schools’ reserve fund:  from $298 million …

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Board-Superintendent Collaboration on the Monitoring Front

August 4, 2015 0 Comments

Bob Rader, Executive Director of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education and a founding member of this blog’s Strategic Advisory Committee, has teamed up with two CABE Board members, First Vice President Ann Gruenberg and Vice President for Government …

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