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Transforming education, changing futures

Transforming education, changing futures

Recently I had the pleasure to speak at the graduation ceremony for the New Tech High School in Warren County. My trip to Warren County brought back memories of frequent trips through that communi…
Teachers Edge: Risk vs. Reward

Teachers Edge: Risk vs. Reward

In life we often make decisions based on a risk/reward ratio. We might not call it that. We might not even be conscious of the process as it’s taking place, but it’s there. Do I eat another bro…
Interest rising in NC’s innovative high schools

Interest rising in NC’s innovative high schools

This spring, more than 80 school leaders convened in Raleigh to attend the first Cooperative Innovative High School (CIHS) Technical Assistance Workshop, a joint effort of the NC Department of Public …
Improving the bottom line

Improving the bottom line

Management 101: Rule 1. Motivate your employees and they will produce. Rule 2. Train and develop your employees so they have the tools necessary to produce. Rule 3. Empower your employees so they a…
Unpacking the “co-” in co-planning

Unpacking the “co-” in co-planning

For those who don't know me, I’ve always enjoyed the creative energy that emerges when brainstorming new ideas with someone. When I first began working with North Carolina New Schools, my initi…
Student Voices: Turning STEM education into a STEM job

Student Voices: Turning STEM education into a STEM job

The schooling experience I have received the last few years has been nothing short of extraordinary. I'm a student at Rockingham Early College High School (RECHS) located on campus at Rockingham Co…