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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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Journey of a Superintendent: Education Divide

Funding our public schools consistently is in the headlines, and is certainly in the forefront of the conversations of superintendents and boards of education. Recently the American Association of School Administrators featured several articles about the challenges school boards and … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: 3,200 and Counting!

We asked for your support and, as expected, you jumped on board. I am writing this blog with a full heart and a deep feeling of gratitude. On August 1, the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools kicked-off a “What Are … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: In the Eye of the Storm

I believe that part of the work I do is about encouraging the human spirit in every grownup and every child in our organization. I am idealistic enough to believe that with enough effort, we can realize our dreams. I … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Inspiring Excellence

“Waiting for Superman.” Once again, Hollywood has painted a picture of public education.  Educators: Whether we like it or not, everyone is an armchair educator. We can spend our energy debating and defending our practices.  Or we can choose to … Continue reading

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