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Betsy DeVos advice

Public Relations Advice for Betsy DeVos

It would be an understatement to say that Secretary DeVos has performed poorly in her speaking engagements –from her confirmation hearing to commencement speeches to budget testimonies– and viewers tuning into watch this week’s appearance in front of the Senate are unsure whether or not they will witness an informative declaration or a theatrical blunder. Michael J. Petrilli, President of the Thomas B.…

The Fundamental Elements of Outreach

Outreach, the extent to reach out or to reach further than!  Outreach is a critical piece to community engagement. Many of our stakeholders in Education are judged by stereotypes and prejudices that often prevent them from being partners of schools. School Districts across the Nation are struggling with how to effectively engage communities and families in order to enhance the…

What is Restorative Justice?

Our Students Need “Restorative Justice” To Be More Than A Buzzword

In schools across the country, anyone can recognize the signs of a year coming to an end — high school seniors bearing robes and smiles, teachers purging cluttered cabinets, elementary recesses extending into eternity — the culminating events that signify the closeout of a school year. This is a critical time of the year for school administrators. Leadership teams are making shifts on their…

Will More School Choice Cripple Underenrolled Atlanta Public Schools District?

For Atlanta Public Schools and Superintendent Carstarphen, the 16-17 school year was one filled with challenging decisions. At the peak of this mountainous struggle came the choice to close, consolidate, or turnaround multiple schools within APS — a decision bombarded with supporters and critics from across the district. Town hall meetings were filled with mixed emotions. Backers applauded what they believed were indications of the district making…

International Missing Children’s Day

Remembering children who have gone missing and those who have been found. – International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children  International Missing Children’s Day is acknowledged in May. In our country, the May signifies two major things in the lives of schools and families; graduation and the end of school. However, as these are times of celebration, children also become greater targets around these…