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Journey of a Superintendent: Nobody is Going to Make Money by Misusing Our Data

Remember when you were in junior high school, and a friend would come and tell you that someone was spreading lies about you behind your back, saying things that weren’t true? Do you remember how frustrated and angry you would … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Reflecting Back on the Year

June is coming to a close and for school administrators that means reflecting on the school year that just passed while preparing for the opening of a new school year. It was a great year for the Kansas City, Kansas … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Voices of Our Youth

This has been an extraordinary week in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools! It began when the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced that Bobbi Jay-Nay Lowery, a senior at F.L. Schlagle High School, was one of only 1,000 students … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Freed from No Child Left Behind

Freedom is such a powerful ideal that when we achieve it, we want to celebrate, and it becomes a day we will always remember. As a nation, we just celebrated Independence Day, July 4. Many African Americans and others celebrate … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: From Graduation to the Courtroom

My nephew rides one of those motorcycles referred to as a pocket rocket. I worry about him as he takes off on this powerful machine, exuberantly pursuing his life’s passions. Will he be careful and make good, sound decisions? Will … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Reaching for Their Futures

The month of April brings the warm breezes of spring, the air is filled with renewal, and for a school administrator there are many, many opportunities to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and our schools. With each congratulatory remark, … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Pushing for Higher Standards for Our Students

Raymond McNulty with the International Center for Leadership in Education writes of moving from “best practices to next practices” to transform schools. Schools in the United States were once the best in the world. But now we are falling behind … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Testifying Before the House Education Committee

On Tuesday, January 24, I will testify before the Kansas House Education Committee. Here is the message that I plan to share . . . Testimony to the Kansas House Education Committee The story of the Kansas City, Kansas Public … Continue reading

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