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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
All CCSD employees play a role in student achievement

In business, you are constantly working to improve your product in order to be the best.  You refine the process, make changes to the raw materials, determine profit margins and develop a marketing plan to ensure that you have visibility for your product.

In education, we are a hybrid. We are expected to have the business approach when it comes to utilization of money, but have a product that in no way can be consistent at the same level. Our product is students and student achievement. When your product is based on human behavior,...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
The Importance of Parent Engagement
Dating back 28 years to my first year as a teacher, I quickly recognized a direct link between parent engagement and the academic success of our students. In fact, a key predictor of academic...
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
A quick recap of the first day of school

I'm excited to have our staff and students back in their buildings for the 2016-17 school year. I visited six schools on Monday and it made me proud to see the smiling faces of students eager...