Category Archives: Community Schools

Community Schools Are Just Common Sense

It didn’t take me too long after I began studying public schools to realize too many educators can’t seem to see the forest for the trees.  I mean if it doesn’t involve test scores, how a teacher manages their class or finding the perfect formula for perfect classes of children to do perfect things, it… Read More

Going The Extra Mile

The temperature was heading rapidly toward the mid-90s and the humidity clung like a wet shawl as I drove up to E. D. Nixon elementary on a June morning to meet Camille Finley and Durden Dean.  Camille works for the Montgomery County school system coordinating their new pilot community school program and Dean is a… Read More

They Get It

I often talk about the great need in high poverty school situations to deal with issues that are not directly related to academics.   More and more school systems are coming to understand this.  Here is a great article about what is happening in the Woodlawn section of Birmingham in this regard. Most of the schools I visit… Read More