Poverty, Dropouts, Pregnancy, Suicide: What The Numbers Say About Fatherless Kids

Alan was recently interviewed by NPR’s Claudio Sanchez about children growing up fatherless in the US. See the full article at NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/06/18/533062607/poverty-dropouts-pregnancy-suicide-what-the-numbers-say-about-fatherless-kids You cite a U.S. Department of Education study that found 39 percent of students, first through 12th grade, are fatherless. Fatherlessness is having a great impact on education. …

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AASA on Courageous and Uplifting Leadership – Part Five

No. 5: Build sustainable relations. The lifeblood of any organization is trusting relationships. Without trust among the adults in a school, there is almost no chance that students will excel in their academics. Building relationships with school boards, community members and parents makes it possible for district leaders to advance …

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AASA on Courageous and Uplifting Leadership – Part Four

The greatest challenges to success for every student in America are the policies that promote one child over another and punish educators for being ill-equipped to address the multiple and increasingly serious issues students bring with them to school. Even in the toughest circumstances, someone in each district is succeeding …

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AASA on Courageous and Uplifting Leadership – Part Three

(the following is an excerpt from a forthcoming issue of The School Administrator.  See AASA.org) No. 3: Make organizational meaning. The best school districts choose an overarching strategy for improvement rooted in their stakeholders’ core beliefs and vision, a clear-eyed analysis of the internal facts and external research, and a …

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AASA on Courageous and Uplifting Leadership – Part Two

(the following is an excerpt from a forthcoming issue of The School Administrator.  See AASA.org) Part 2: Face the facts and your fears. Data reflecting poor performance, especially among subgroups, often become the catalyst to action. In Abington, Pa., the data showing gaps between the majority of the student body …

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