Top LYS Tweets from the Week of May 7, 2017

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of May 7, 2017 when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list. 1. Humility and grit are born in adversity.…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of May 8, 2016

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of May 8, 2016 when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list. 1. Congratulations to LYSer, Dr. Mike Metz! He…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of February 14, 2016

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of February 14, 2016 when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list. 1. If improving the quality of delivered instruction…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of February 8, 2015

A number of you in the LYS Nation are now Twitter users.  If you haven’t done so yet, we want you to join us.  To let you see what you are missing, here are the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of February 8, 2015. 1. Congratulations to LYSer, Raul Nuques! He is the…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of February 1, 2015

A number of you in the LYS Nation are now Twitter users.  If you haven’t done so yet, we want you to join us.  To let you see what you are missing, here are the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of February 1, 2015. 1. “The whole people must take upon themselves the…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of August 31, 2014

A number of you in the LYS Nation are now Twitter users.  If you haven’t done so yet, we want you to join us.  To let you see what you are missing, here are the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of August 31, 2014. 1. Putting an RTI label on a child doesn’t…

Overall Top Ten Texas Elementary Schools – LYS Performance Scores

For the record, I am an advocate for school accountability. I believe in keeping score, raising the bar and the constant pursuit (and redefining) of excellence. I love winning. But more importantly, I don’t fear losing. There is a profound sense of calm that comes when you give your absolute all and still come up…

A Reader Writes… (Latest School Rankings – Part 2)

In response to the post, “Latest School Rankings,” a reader writes. “As a stand alone freshman campus, we feel the need to grow kids as fast as possible since we only have a year to see major improvement. The kids we have this year are not as strong academically as the year before, and sixty…

A Reader Submits… LYS

An old school LYS’er submits: “You know that you are working at a high level when you are in the trenches modeling and demonstrating the tools and practices that will take schools and school leaders to greater levels of success. Leadership is honed in the field. There is not enough adversity and accountability at a…

Readers Write… (It’s Not Over)

In response to the post, “It’s Not Over, Until We Say Its Over,” Brezina writes, “Sounds like a standard trip for you.”SC ResponseCompletely true story: Around 1999, I’m taking my first vacation in over three years of working for Brezina. He calls on Sunday afternoon and says, “Meeting with the County Representatives and Superintendents tomorrow…
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