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Doris Kearns Goodwin’s 10 Leadership Lessons from the White House

Inviting Doris Kearns Goodwin to speak to a gathering of thousands of educators brought together by the annual ASCD Empower19 conference might have seemed like a surprising choice at first. Over the past four decades, Goodwin has earned her moniker, “Historian of the presidents.” She’s written a half-dozen best-selling books, including ones on Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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What Schools Can Learn About Communication From the Vatican’s Former Social Media Chief

In 2017, Monsignor Paul Tighe may have been the only priest amidst a sea of techies at South by Southwest (SXSW), where he spoke about his past experience serving as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications for the Catholic Church. (Think “social media director” for the Catholic Church.)Odd as his presence may have seemed, it was not out of the ordinary for the Church, which first devised a social media strategy around 2010. Two years later, Pope Benedict XVI made a Twitter account, which today claims nearly 18 million followers.

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What’s at the Core of the University Admissions Scandal

The Rise Fund is committed to achieving social and environmental impact alongside competitive financial returns.”
Yes, the founder of the Rise Fund may have inadvertently achieved a mission goal yesterday: Bill McGlashan was among the very wealthy parents

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Chief Privacy Officers: The Unicorns of K-12 Education

Last month, the nonprofit Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) published a report arguing schools and districts should go the way of other industries and hire a Chief Privacy Officer to oversee their organization’s privacy policies and practices.Page by page, the report explains what a CPO is, why the role is necessary and even provides a two-page sample job description districts can use to begin the hiring process for a CPO.

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#SuperintendentsSoWhite: Three Takeaways from the Annual Survey of School Leaders

For a field that is dominated by women, there sure are a lot of male superintendents overseeing U.S. public schools.It’s one of the most pressing issues facing superintendents today, according to leaders at the AASA, the School Superintendents Association, as well as one of the most glaring findings from this year’s superintendent salary survey. That, and the fact that superintendents are overwhelmingly white.

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Reclaiming Your Day: 3 Simple Digital Efficiency Hacks For School Principals

Reclaiming Your Day: 3 Simple Digital Efficiency Hacks For School Principals by Heather Warrell, TeachThought PD Leadership Workshop Facilitator Let’s be honest—while school leadership can be highly rewarding, it can, at times, be absolutely brutal.

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Practical Pedagogies Conference, International School of Toulouse (IST), 15-16th October 2015

I am very excited to be joining the 60+ teachers from all subject areas who will be presenting at the Practical Pedagogies conference organised by @russeltarr at The International School of Toulouse next October.

What is the Practical Pedagogies Conference?
-A high-impact training conference for teachers, from NQT to senior teachers, run by and for primary and secondary school teachers

When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge

Distributed leadership is not about delegating tasks, but giving individuals ownership over outcomes and creating a culture of innovation.

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5 Components Necessary for A Successful School Environment

The Managing Complex Change model puts language to that
which makes some schools successful while others struggle. The model looks at five components necessary to create a desired environment. These include vision, skills, incentives, resources, action plan. If any one piece is missing the model indicates results schools will experience including change, confusion, anxiety, gradual change,

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