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The Seven D’s of Leadership

The Seven D’s of Leadership

Written by Principal Angel Oliphant As a child I developed a love of reading and was like a sponge when it came to learning new things. By the time I got to high school, it was clear to me that both race and socio-economic status have a major impact on student...

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Letter From a Compassionate Educator

Letter From a Compassionate Educator

I've been trying to come up with something to say in regards to the school year being finished early.  Over the past two weeks, I have been struggling with what to say to teachers and administrators as they worried about their students.  Not only about their learning,...

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Who is your 5 Tribe?

Who is your 5 Tribe?

I was sitting at Chicago Pizza waiting on my to-go order when an older gentleman, much more seasoned in life, leaned over and asked me, “What do you do?”  I smiled and said, “How much time do you have?” After quickly explaining my mission and purpose we began chatting...

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Stop the Stigma of Labeling Students

Stop the Stigma of Labeling Students

By: Drew PollyLabels and categories are everywhere in America. The fad has spilled over into education with the labels “low”, “medium”, and “high” or other common labels as we talk about data, student performance, and differentiating instruction. Some may wonder, “why...

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