Monthly Archives: April 2017

Students who used vouchers had significa

Students who used vouchers had significantly lower math scores a year after joining the program… http://ow.ly/p3Yk30bgM37

.President Trump executive order on educ

.President Trump executive order on education echoes Jerry Brown belief in ‘local control’ of schools | EdSource http://ow.ly/y8o530bgG11

Accusation that many districts were hoar

Accusation that many districts were hoarding cash instead of restoring programs… http://ow.ly/u2Gr30behGo

Health benefits cost L.A. Unified are co

Health benefits cost L.A. Unified are contained because of partner committee (HBC) NOT under Board control http://ow.ly/ibUk30begn3

Why doesn’t it seem odd that you get a d

Why doesn’t it seem odd that you get a different amount of education [spending] depending on where you live? http://ow.ly/kQvC30bct4d

750,000 students in California’s preK-12

750,000 students in California’s preK-12 schools have an undocumented parent… http://ow.ly/XfpW30b7VaO

RT @porticalorg: Take Action to Save PD

RT @porticalorg: Take Action to Save PD Funding! https://t.co/1eM12OfC2W #edleaders #edtech #edadmin

“We are it. For these kids, we are it.”

Brook Haycock describes the importance of language for leaders in this PDK article. Our messaging can be as important as our message. In trying to motivate others, leaders can beat people down or inspire them. Hard truths are necessary but so is hope that the work that needs to be done can be accomplished.

  • Be honest and forthright. People can tell if you’re hiding something.
  • Be sincere. No one wants to feel they’re being manipulated.
  • Be supportive. It’s a group effort, lead by example.
  • Choose your words carefully. Always be professional.
  • Be inspirational. What is the expectation? The vision? What is at the core of your message? It’s not just about numbers and procedures. What is it for you? What is it for your people?

“that would obliterate the charter scho

“that would obliterate the charter school movement,” http://ow.ly/d6Nx30aXWU4

Minority teachers remain underrepresente

Minority teachers remain underrepresented in the teaching force. http://ow.ly/5rjq30aXV9r