Everyone Must Help Kids Sparkle

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in the Courier Journal on December 9, 2016. When I became a superintendent, my favorite day of the year was the first day of school. I would visit every elementary, middle and high school in … Continue Reading

Face the Realities and Dig Deeper

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in the Courier Journal on December 9, 2016. “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” — James Baldwin I grew up in the Park Hill … Continue Reading

Let’s Listen to the Voices

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in the Courier Journal on December 9, 2016. Join us at the Morning Meeting – a kindergarten ritual across classrooms in this state and country. At the start of each day, little ones are sitting … Continue Reading

We Must Do Better By Them

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in the Courier Journal on December 9, 2016. I live in Lexington, but like most all native Eastern Kentuckians, the answer to the question, “Where are you from?” is that I was born and … Continue Reading