Tag Archives: No Child Left Behind

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: 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: Moving Toward the Next Level of Success

Recently a teacher handed me a copy of Dennis Littky’s book, The Big Picture:  Education is Everyone’s Business. The book describes schools as, “The Met,” where learning is truly personalized, based on authentic experiences, and where students and teachers come … 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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