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Beyond Equity: Removing Barriers

I was at a meeting a number of months ago where we talked about equity. The speaker showed the picture of three children looking at a ball game over a fence. It is a great illustration to show the difference between equality and equity. Equality is giving everyone the same thing. Each child is given […]

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Beyond Diversity — Having Courageous Conversations

I attended the Beyond Diversity training given by Pacific Educational Group – called Advancing the Courageous Conversation and Defining Courageous Leadership in Education. I was skeptical before starting the two-day training. Quite honestly, there are few trainings that are worth giving up two full days. Usually, I don’t find the information sufficiently stimulating. Usually, the […]

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Thoughts About Africa

I had never been to sub Saharan Africa before. We went to a private game reserve in South Africa called MalaMala. Then we went with some friends to Zambia near Kafue National Park. We stayed a couple days in Livingstone to see Victoria Falls. And we spent one day in Johannesburg where we visited an […]

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Guest Blog on The Learner First Web Site

I was asked to write a guest blog on The Learner First web site. Check it out here.

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Charter Schools — Initiative 1240

Many of my friends and colleagues are asking me about how to vote on Charter Schools. I voted Yes. Here’s why:My attitude about charters is Why not? What we have now is definitely not working. We have to quit thinking of schools in a one-size-fits-all fashion. Current schools work for some kids. Charter schools will […]