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Navigating the Route to Change

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

The word “direction” seems to be something of a rallying cry for change as of late.  Both presidential candidates have spoken at length about the new “direction” each would take the country if elected.  Faced with a sluggish economy, a number of high-profile CEOs and CFOs have discussed changing the “direction” of their companies in [...]

History Repeats Itself

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Over the last few months I’ve had the good fortune to participate in a number of professional development opportunities.  Not surprisingly, the vast majority of presenters I’ve encountered have made a point of reminding me that the world is changing and we need to provide our students with a “21st century education”.  To paraphrase a [...]

The Last Day of School (As We Know It)

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Although classes ended last Friday, today marks the final day of the 2007-2008 academic calendar for our faculty. This year’s “last day of school”, however, is different from those of the past; when we reconvene in August, we will officially be a 1:1 school. Granted, the implementation will take several years and ultimately only directly [...]