A trusted school leader exemplifies Connection when he or she “fosters shared beliefs and a sense of community and cooperation.”[1] Shaping the schools’ culture and fostering community is a challenging responsibility for school leaders. They need to be careful not to abandon or abdicate their role, while at the same time empowering those they manage with shaping, building, and manifesting the school’s sense of community. We are relational beings and we function best when we operate in dependence of each other. An effective model of school leadership is one of empowering others to the greatest extent possible, without abdicating or withholding involvement and responsibility. Here are six components to support that work, and their effectiveness is built on a single and shared factor. Each component must be INTENTIONAL.

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By Bill Cole

Something important seems to be bubbling across the country among public school teachers.

In recent weeks groundswells of educators have been effectively organizing in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona and Kentucky to protest the lack of sufficient financial resources being allocated to their students, the insultingly low compensation they receive for the indispensable work they do, and the relentless slashing of their benefits.

While teachers unions have played key roles in these various work actions, it has been the rank -and-file teachers that have driven these movements.

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http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2018/04/teachers_will_stay_out_of_politics_the_day_politic.html

By Timothy Daly

Why don’t more low-income and minority students succeed in school? There is plenty of talk about bad schools, insufficient resources, turbulent neighborhoods, and the like. And, yes, lots of disadvantaged students start school behind their more advantaged peers — and, because of these myriad challenges, stay behind. But there are many others who demonstrate success in school, at least for stretches of their educational careers, but fall off along the way. Instead of resigning ourselves to these outcomes, we must instead ask: Why, specifically, does this happen? And how do we fix it?

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https://www.the74million.org/article/opinion-a-generation-of-high-performing-low-income-students-is-getting-lost-in-the-crowd-some-reasons-why-and-what-can-be-done/

AMY MORIN
7 NOV 2017

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn’t mean he won’t cry when he’s sad or that he won’t fail sometimes. Mental strength won’t make your child immune to hardship – but it also won’t cause him to suppress his emotions.

In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks. It gives them the strength to keep going, even when they’re plagued with self-doubt. A strong mental muscle is the key to helping kids reach their greatest potential in life.

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The sentence I hear most from well-meaning, conservative friends since President Trump’s election is this: “We suffered 8 years under Barack Obama.”

Fair enough. Let’s take a look.

The day Obama took office, the Dow closed at 7,949 points. Eight years later, the Dow had almost tripled.

General Motors and Chrysler were on the brink of bankruptcy, with Ford not far behind, and their failure, along with their supply chains, would have meant the loss of millions of jobs. Obama pushed through a controversial, $8o billion bailout to save the car industry. The U.S. car industry survived, started making money again, and the entire $80 billion was paid back, with interest.

While we remain vulnerable to lone-wolf attacks, no foreign terrorist organization has successfully executed a mass attack here since 9/11.

Obama ordered the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.

He drew down the number…

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Corporate privatizers like Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump, Arne Duncan, and Peter Cunningham (previously Duncan’s communications director, now editor of the billionaire-funded Education Post) claim that turning public money over to operators of privately-managed contract schools (aka, “charter” schools) is the “civil rights issue of our time.”

But the authentic voice of the civil rights movement–the NAACP–does not agree. Last summer, the national convention of the NAACP passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on new charter schools until important issues of accountability were addressed and corrected. Despite a concerted effort to persuade the national board of the NAACP to repudiate the resolution, despite critical editorials in the New York Times and the Washington Post, the Board upheld the resolution at its meeting last October.

Since passing and confirming the resolution, the nation’s oldest civil rights group decided to hold hearings across the country. What they learned convinced them to stand…

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At NewsOne, we believe that the child who reads is the child who leads. In keeping with that idea, we decided this summer to take a look at the state of reading for black youth. Research has found …

NewsOne tells us these are fantastic books for children of color, it is important to note that these books are a great read for all children. Click on SOURCE for the full article. Knowledge IS Power!  Terri D. Goldson 

Source: 50 Books Every Black Teen Should Read