Leadership

Content that enables educators, edleaders, organizations and families to increase capacity, apply a growth mindset and implement what’s next in learning on behalf of those entrusted to them.

Leadership

Good Work: Confidence on a Mission

Leadership is immensely difficult on the practical level, but simple emotionally—you must care, and care so deeply that you are not willing to accept present conditions.

Leadership

Good Work: Republican or Democrat?

Justice and mercy: it is never easy to find the right balance at school, at work, in politics, or at home. Solutions are found in broadly sustained conversations about creating forward-focused environments of opportunity that value performance but provide and support multiple paths to achievement.

Leadership

Good Work: Serendipity

Fortunate to be able to spend a good deal of my time visiting schools, I am never sure what I will find and often go simply hope to wonder into something wonderful. The coincidence of connection is always at work.

Leadership

Good Work: Love and Hope

Reforms of the late 90s seem quaint compared to challenges that school districts face today. The fiscal crisis adds a whole new layer of challenge to American education leadership.

Leadership

Good Work: Enough but not too much Challenge

Every job has its own unique challenges and rewards. The challenges are often self evident, but the rewards can be subtle, long-term, or indirect. Take time to remind yourself of the rewards that make the work worthwhile.

Ed Policy

School Choice Bill in Utah

Utah has been a leader in innovative online education and the current bill SB65 would allow students in Utah access to AP courses, any foreign language, high level STEM courses and struggling students the option of personalized learning through their choice of virtual and online courses.

Leadership

Good Work: Urgency

It is interesting to see the dynamic shift social media has caused and how it is changing the world. It has toppled dictators and institutions that we never thought could change and now is a new back door to education.

Leadership

One-to-One Leadership and Learning at DSST

Our mobile phones are more powerful than desktops. Low income families are able to benefit from low-cost devices. There will soon be a one-to-one device in everyone's hands. So what will that mean education growth, school leadership and innovation in education? Bill Kurtz, CEO of DSST tells us.