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Florence City Schools: “Making Sure Each Child is Known”

Some students begin their journey through middle and high school in high-visibility mode. They are active in class and in school life – “everybody knows their name.” But other students are at risk of getting lost in the crowd. Teachers in Florence City Schools have begun a proactive program to make sure every student is well-known and supported.

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Revisiting Michael Fullan’s Six Leadership Secrets for Educators

Every once in a while, it’s good to pick up an “oldie but goody” book to reread. That’s what Cathy Gassenheimer did recently after someone mentioned Michael Fullan’s Six Secrets of Change. It focuses on moral purpose in organizations and how being intentional as we engage with others in meaningful and humble ways results in effective leadership and lasting improvement.

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Meet Megan Skipper, Our New A+ Communications Director

Megan Skipper, the new A+ Communications Director, brings fresh energy, ideas and diverse experiences to A+ Education Partnership, the Alabama Best Practices Center, and A+ College Ready. Learn more about Megan’s background, how to contribute your knowledge and insights to our work, and how to follow all of our programs across social media. Welcome to the family!

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How Can We Make Curiosity an Everyday Learning Target?

You might share the feeling that curiosity is not encouraged enough in our schools and among our children generally. And it’s not just a feeling – there’s research. A 2018 report from Gallup looked at several decades of data and found that students’ “youthful zest for discovery” dims a bit more with each school year. What can we do to keep the fires of curiosity burning from kindergarten to graduation?

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