Undeniable Parental Power

The power of our parents is undeniable. My own father Vic was part of my thoughts quite a bit last weekend. Saturday morning I read former Principal and well known speaker/writer Eric Sheniger’s post regarding the enormous role his own parents had in his perspective on leadership. Eric has achieved great success as an educator…

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What Do Parents Want in Their Child’s School?

What do parents want in their schools? A new national study of K-12 parents reveals some interesting clusters of opinion. The Fordham Institute completed the research via an online survey of over 2000 parents in August of 2012. The results were disaggregated by the authors into six categories of school parents: Pragmatists (36%) These parents…

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Saying Goodbye to My Youngest

  Writing is cathartic…the first three paragraphs were truly written the morning of my son Jacob’s college trip to Boston. It actually helped me pack the car and make the 90 minute drive to Boylston Street a bit easier. The rest of the post was written after some perspective. The car is packed. Jake is…

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We All Need to Relax

It has been a few rough weeks for me, some of the toughest I’ve faced in a while. There’s nothing on paper to explain this. My wife and kids are doing great. My oldest son is ready to move out to be closer to grad school where he is working on his doctorate. My daughter…

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Overextended Kids

“I am so glad that I have Wednesday night off!”. This is not a statement from one of my adult friends. No, this line was uttered from one of our students who is clearly feeling overextended in the midst of this holiday season. Jackie, our school counselor, hears lines like this often. She believes that…

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