Archive for Education

Market Cities to Graduates

Hey there grand (but struggling) U.S. city with multiple colleges and universities in your midst, what are you doing to help keep in your cities those smart young people graduating from your schools? My daughter Hannah is about to graduate from a school in Cleveland, Ohio and then she’ll be leaving the state to return

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Obama Pushes Better Parenting, Education for America’s Future

I’ve just finished listening to President Barack Obama’s address at the NAACP’s 100th anniversary convention in New York. The address was delivered on July 16 and once again I have to thank YouTube for helping so many more of us to get the message from folks who really have something to say. President Obama’s message,

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Community Schools…An Old Concept Come Anew

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a conference that really left me with the feeling that this wasn’t going to be yet another conference program that I’d drop in a file.  Change is happening.  I guess it’s been a week for change in our world. During the conference we talked about ways to make

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Graduation Joy

What makes our communities so special are the interests we share and the bonds that develop because of it. Don’t underestimate it. Those bonds help to shape your community in ways that can enhance your family’s development, build your career or business, and ultimately help the wider community at large. Last night I witnessed how

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Rise of the Urban Middle-Class Mom

If you’ve ever wondered about the kinds of issues that could turn middle to upper class urban moms into raving activists, here’s one for you.  Try closing their school operated pools.  In one large cosmopolitan city the school board recently determined that it could not afford to continue running it’s school operated pools as those funds were sorely needed elsewhere (like

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