Monthly Archives: April 2015

Why would a school need to install suicide bars?

Last week I came across an article in the Telegraph that was disturbing.  When I first saw the headline — I thought for sure it was a joke — but sadly it is not a joke. Here is the article … Continue reading

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Just ask the kids!

I often have parents ask me how they can determine who are the best teachers?   All parents understand intuitively that having great teachers is vital for student growth and development –and almost every parent can “parrot”the statistic that one … Continue reading

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Ohio’s weird and quirky system of school funding that makes Superintendents fundraising chairs.

I first became a superintendent in 2001 and immediately one of my first and foremost priorities was passing a tax levy.  Yes, my most important and immediate task in the school district was passing a levy because without additional funds … Continue reading

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What is that giant sucking sound coming out of the education?

As a part of my role at the Educational Service Center, I get to travel around the state visiting some of our finest universities looking for that next generation of teachers.  They have so much energy, and excitement about being … Continue reading

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Thomas Edison’s big idea that failed!

Thomas Edison was a great inventor and thinker.  I have profound respect for him and his obvious contribution to our way of living.  However, he did get one thing wrong.  He really believed that the Phonograph and the Movie Projector … Continue reading

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