On the Issues: If I Had a Billion Dollars, and Marijuana Money Saved the Day …

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 […]

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Jeffco Generations: A Learning-Centered Vision for our Community’s Schools

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 […]

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The Best of (all) Worlds

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 […]

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Micro-Innovation

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 […]

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Launching Jeffco University

One of the early goals we have for Jeffco Public Schools is working to engage our community with the things happening in our schools, building up that important reciprocal relationship. Toward that end, we’ve started taking applications for Jeffco University, a citizens’ academy to engage with our schools and learn more about how they work. […]

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