DA op-ed: The importance of leadership coaching
The job of principal is tough and lonely. Without support, principals are isolated, which can negatively impact job performance and lead to frequent principal turnover. To stay in the role and make real sustainable improvements, school leaders need the support of an experienced and knowledgeable thought partner.
DA op-ed: Fulfilling the promise of Brown
As we prepare to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision in May, it is important to note that ongoing change is still needed. We must leverage the social capital of all Americans by ensuring a quality and equitable education for every child; while simultaneously stamping out any vestiges of past discriminatory practices.
Finland’s education system offers 10 lessons for U.S. educators
Finland's education system caters to working families and receives plenty of funding, with more than 55 percent in federal dollars. Free meals, health care and outside-of-class child care are available to all students, who start formal schooling at age 7.
Leadership lessons from the boxing ring
As in boxing, leadership is fraught with sudden surprises, some of which, if not anticipated, can deliver a hard blow. Lisa Gonzales, assistant superintendent in Dublin USD, and Charles Young, superintendent in Benicia USD, explain the strategies that will keep you standing at the final bell.