Tag: Community

The Power of Community

This past December my wife and I faced the most difficult challenge of our lives.  We were very fortunate to become parents to a set of beautiful twin girls, but their time spent with us was limited to only a brief moment.  In that moment, despite the outpouring of love and support from friends and family, I struggled to focus…

In Rural Areas, Education Means More

What’s white and red and would have been worth thousands in the 18th century? Yep, a Coke can. As it turns out, pure aluminum used to be one of the most prized metals in the world. Aluminum was once so valuable, in fact, that the government of France used to display Fort Knox-style bars of aluminum next to the French…

If We’re Going to Have a Real Conversation About Education, We’ll Need A Few More Seats at This Table

Often when I let my students work in groups, I remind them of a favorite proverb of mine: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” They usually roll their eyes when I say that, but it’s true. Working alone can be efficient at times, but if we really want to push…

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