Data: Education’s New “Dirty” Word

It seems that in some circles, data has come to be one of education’s “dirty” words. I suspect I know why, and unfortunately, it is difficult to convince those people who think that way otherwise. Many professions, such as medicine, law, finance, and even construction use data on a regular basis to inform their work. […]

Misunderstood, but NOT Disconnected

In a recent post adapted from Kate Rousmaniere’s The Principal’s Office, The Principal: The Most Misunderstood Person in All of Education in The Atlantic describes the evolution of the principal since the early 1900’s.  As a current school principal, and a veteran principal of 14 years, I was able to make connections with this post […]

Leading and Learning

After a brief hiatus from my blog writing (the Administrative” Spring rush” and then the summer unwind), I am back at school and back online thinking about the upcoming year.  I didn’t really take a break from leadership over the summer, as I worked a bit from home, continued to watch news around educational issues […]