In my conversations around Jeffco, I have heard a lot of questions about the transition of 6th graders to middle schools. Specifically, the questions have focused on why Jeffco decided to make this shift, what the total cost of the shift will be, and how our students with special needs will be supported in the […]Read More On the Issues – Movin’ On Up! Jeffco 6th Graders head to Middle School!
During my first 100+ days, I have been speaking with many stakeholders in our community. In this new communication, On the Issues, I’ll be working to address questions asked and issues raised during these visits, directly and in a responsive manner. In this first edition, I’ll be talking about Jeffco Public Schools’ budget. Is Jeffco’s […]Read More On the Issues: If I Had a Billion Dollars, and Marijuana Money Saved the Day …
On this day, October 11, 2017, I’m proud to release this new vision document for Jeffco Public Schools. Please take the time to review and thoughtfully consider the ideas and direction presented, and then feel free to post questions, comments, or suggestions here. As always, I will work to respond personally. Thanks to everyone involved […]Read More Jeffco Generations: A Learning-Centered Vision for our Community’s Schools
Regular readers of this blog (and my other writings) know that I am a big fan of international benchmarking – a business-borrowed approach of studying the practices of high performing global systems, and the considering how those can be implemented in our context. This week, I was honored to give the keynote talk at Meiklejohn […]Read More The Best of (all) Worlds
I recently heard a talk from Michael Tushman with the Harvard Business School. Tushman’s recent work (with Charles O’Reilly) touches on a vexing problem in all organizations, both in the public and private sector. To summarize, that problem is in how firms remain strong and competitive in their core markets, while also working to be […]Read More Micro-Innovation