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School Improvement, Strategic Planning, ESEA, and Multi-Tiered Services: An Anthology of Previous Blogs

Integrating Successful Research-to-Practice Strategies into the New School Year (Part I of II)Dear Colleagues,Introduction   While some of you are starting to “trickle” back to your schools, districts...

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Learning from Another Gates Failure: It’s Not Just the Money—It’s What You Accomplish With It

How to Spend ESEA’s Title IV Money WiselyDear Colleagues,Introduction   During the past few weeks, I have had the privilege of working on-site with new clients outside of Seattle, in Philadelphia, out...

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How Strategic Planning and Organizational Development is Done by Every School . . . Every Year [Part II of II]

An Introduction to Successful School-based Strategic Planning Science-to-PracticeDear Colleagues,IntroductionThe Elementary and Secondary Education/Every Student Succeeds Act(ESEA/ESSA) requires every...

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Why Strategic Planning and Organizational Development Must be done by Every School . . . Every Year [Part I of II]

Preparing for ESEA/ESSA:What Effective Schools Do to Continuously Improve....and What Ineffective Schools Need to do to Significantly ImproveDear Colleagues,IntroductionHAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!As I fly ove...

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“Scientifically based” versus “Evidence-based” versus “Research-based”—Oh, my!!! (Part II of III)

Making Effective Programmatic Decisions:  Why You Need to Know the History and Questions Behind these TermsDear Colleagues,IntroductionThis (now) three-part series is focusing on how states, districts...

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The Top Ten Ways that Educators Make Bad, Large-Scale Programmatic Decisions (Part I of II)

The Hazards of ESEA/ESSA’s Freedom and Flexibility at the State and Local LevelsDear Colleagues,IntroductionAs we plan in earnest for the full implementation of the Elementary and Secondary Education...

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