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Public Schools Must Follow the Jobs

Public Schools Must Follow the Jobs For hundreds of years the American public school system had many roles and responsibilities.  Schools prepare students to be informed and engaged citizens, how to appropriately interact with others, communication skills, critical thinking all of which is to prepare students for a career or occupation.  For the vast majority of public school history they system tilted towards college preparation...
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Linking High School Students with Businesses

Linking High School Students with Businesses Most public high schools in America have a disconnect between curriculum rigor and the relevancy of how traditional leaning practices transfer to 21st Century workforce demands.  Linking high school students with business must become a mandate for all graduating high school students.  In fact, structured relevant activities must occur well before high school.  The need for this transformative shift in...
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Curious Leaders

Curious Leaders Curiosity may be negative for the proverbial cat but it is a fundamental component of transformational leadership DNA.  Andy Hargreaves and Dean Fink define this approach as “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.”  Curious leaders approach complex issues with a mindset that is not driven by existing constraints or predetermined pathways rather, they search...
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Deconstruct School Boards

Deconstruct School Boards Are we at a point where we truly need to examine the need to deconstruct school boards, as they currently function, with a new oversight-stakeholder engagement governance system?  In light of national movements, coinciding with growth of special interest political groups, public schools all across the county have seen a surmounting special interest influence in our board of education chambers.  This strategic hostile take over of the board chambers...
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Grand County Colorado Student to Career Opportunity Initiative

Grand County Colorado Student to Career Opportunity Initiative Grand County Higher Education Director, Dr. Scott Springston, is excited about a broad based collaborative focus on the Grand County Colorado Student to Career Opportunity Initiative.  The focus of this initiative is to prepare the high school graduates in our county with high level college and career readiness skills and experiences.  The genesis is to link the...
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Leveraging Higher Education in a Rural County

Leveraging Higher Education in a Rural County Grand County Higher Education (GCHE) is a nonprofit venture, within the Grand Foundation, with a Director who reports to a governing committee.  GCHE is leveraging higher education in a rural County in Colorado.   GCHE is funded completely separate from the Grand Foundation through gifts and grants from individuals and foundations dedicated to our mission to create continuing learning, higher education...
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