Community Service 101

There was a time when schools were the hub of the community, strengthening ties between families and businesses simply through their presence. After all, it’s easy to bring neighbors together when they all frequent the…
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Fundraising 101

Census data indicates state funding for schools dropped sharply following the 2008 recession (CBPP, 2017), and while most states have made gradual improvements since 2015 many schools still rely on fundraising to close the gap….
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Volunteering 101 – Building a High-Participation Volunteer Program

Time and again we hear the mantra, “It takes a village,” and for good reason. It’s simply not realistic to expect a single teacher or even a school to meet the needs of every child…
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Communication 101

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place – George Bernard Shaw. When it comes to school communications, never has there been a more accurate statement, however, this should…
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How Culture Drives Community

Culture is defined as the social behavior and norms found in human societies. Within a school community (hive), culture is the product of the interactions between students, educators, parents, businesses and neighbors. When these parties…
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2019 Preview – How Simple Steps Can Have a Big Impact

A new year means a fresh start for many, and the world of education is no different even though we’re at the mid-way point of the current school year. That’s because January marks the start…
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2018 Year In Review

Our 2018 blog series, The Future of Work, can be summed up in two words: technological innovation. What jobs will disappear as a result of innovation? What jobs will be created? What skills will students…
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How Do We Get There Part 3 – The Community’s Role

For generations, we have relied on educators to prepare our children for the future, and while they continue to play a critical role in the education process they must not be the  only responsible party….
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