Postcards At The Edge…Of Impact.

Deloitte is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in New York City.  They employ 225,000+ road warriors who provide audit, tax consulting, enterprise risk and financial advisory services across the planet.  Throughout their long history, they have been committed to making the world a better place.  As part of their vision for being “best of … Read More

The Franklin-McKinley School District

Often, among adults like me who’ve been educators for a long time, there is a bit of a Coke versus Pepsi syndrome—you are either for public charter schools or for traditional schools. Rarely are you agnostic. But if you are a student or the parent of a student, what you want are schools that produce … Read More

Classrooms Named After Colleges

College pennants have been in classrooms for a long, long time. As a middle school teacher, I had pennants from five or six of my favorite universities strewn about my classroom—less for the purpose of inspiring college and more to decorate my classroom in ways that I felt would be relevant (and it was more … Read More

Making Big Bets for 2015 and Beyond

“If you’re going to get in the crystal ball game, you have to learn to eat some glass,” a friend remarked to me a number of years ago. Many of us in education, particularly “impatient optimists” like myself, wear our hopes on our sleeves. I recognize that talented, passionate educators who believe in the nobility … Read More

Best Wishes to First Place for Youth

On Sept. 2, First Place Scholars Charter School will officially ring in the Washington State Charter Law. This small Seattle public school will be the state’s first charter school to open, and the eyes of Washington will be on board chairman Dan Seydel, Principal Evie Livingston, and the 100 students and staff who will be … Read More