Petersburg Rising Film winning awards – What’s Next now?

With generous support from individuals nationwide, the Virginia Governor’s Film Office, PBS-Affiliate VPM, and the Claude Moore Foundation, we entered and won our second International Film Festival. We invite you to view the movie on PBS stations throughout the state of Virginia, beginning with VPM in Richmond this Fall of 2021. Now …

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Petersburg Rising – Triple Wins at the Richmond Film Festive

This summer, the Petersburg Rising film entered the Richmond Film Festival and came away with not only the overall “Official Selection” of the event, but also won the Audience Choice and the Founders Award too! We invite you to view the movie on PBS stations throughout the state of Virginia, …

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Petersburg Rising Film Complete – What’s Next?

We have met our initial goals to date, thanks to the generous support of people like YOU who are credited within the now completed, Petersburg Rising film! Petersburg Rising… Has won First Place in the Oliver White Hill Social Justice film festival; Is now being sponsored & supported by the …

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Petersburg Rising

Film Site (see the trailer)Donations (join us) This a common American Story of economic boom-to-bust, with an unusual twist: an extraordinary group of leaders entered the picture to turn the tide by investing in children and their education. Petersburg was to be their model for the state, and perhaps the nation. …

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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 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 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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Foreword to Excellence Through Equity by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Foreword to Excellence Through Equity by Archbishop Desmond Tutu   Having helped to act as a catalyst and to shepherd one of the world’s few peaceful transitions from a colonial occupation to a democratically elected president, I can say that a movement is born out of the convergence of dire …

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