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When Writing a Strategic Plan, Be Sure It Has a Good Cover

This 3-minute video clip from the movie Apollo 13 provides a useful reminder about the perils of strategic planning. We face a political and funding environment that is best characterized by its volatility, complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity. […]

By |September 30th, 2013|Mission-Driven, Opportunities, Strategic Planning|Comments Off on When Writing a Strategic Plan, Be Sure It Has a Good Cover

What’s in your backpack?

It’s back-to-school season. Schools, parents, and children across the country are preparing for the all-important first day of school with backpacks full of pencils, paper, and notebooks. School supplies are the tangible, visible signs of a child’s preparation for school. I’m curious about the stuff kids bring back to school that’s less visible. What if you could see their experiences or opportunities as easily as you could their pens or folders? Of all the things that kids and families could do to get ready, what do you think are the most important? I suspect if we really took inventory of what many kids have and what others lack, we’d have a better sense of how to create an excellent and equitable education system.

By |August 31st, 2013|Opportunities|Comments Off on What’s in your backpack?