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Leading to Reform: October 28

This Week’s letter highlights the importance of good elementary schools to turning around struggling high schools, a Madison Judge delaying the inevitable in Wisconsin, why leaders need to find their purpose and how Florida now leads education reform advocated by President Obama and Governor Romney. As always, we link as always to an array of columns and pieces spanning the ideological spectrum
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Leading to Reform: October 21

This Week’s letter highlights a an article about why school reforms fall apart, the pending release of Wisconsin's school report cards, and new evidence that enrollment is down in the Milwaukee area and it is not due to fewer kids but rather families choosing virtual charter schools. As always, we link as always to an array of columns and articles spanning the ideological spectrum on leadership,
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Leading to Reform: October 14

This Week’s letter highlights how leadership is more a matter of subtraction rather than more, things Steve Jobs teaches us, finding time for poetry in a leader’s day, civic mission of schools, after school programing and what California can learn from the Chicago Public Schools drama. We link as always to an array of columns and pieces spanning the ideological spectrum on leadership and
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Life in 3D

I learned in my first sculpture class in college that a three dimensional piece of sculpture communicates and interacts with its viewer in all three dimensions. (This seems somewhat obvious, I guess, but it’s not that simple.) In other words, a sculpture’s depth, width, and height (along with other elements like color, texture, and movement, that live on that depth, width, and height) each
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Leading to Reform: October 7

This Week’s letter highlights some uncovered Steve Jobs leadership antidotes, rules for success in school and life, a primer on Obama and Romney’s education promises, student engagement and how leaders can sustain and prevail. We link as always to an array of columns and pieces spanning the ideological spectrum on leadership and reform.Untold Steve Jobs StoriesMuch has been written about
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