Accountability – A Reasonable Plan

Those who have worked with, for, or against me all know that I am pro-accountability.  I keep score and push limits. Not just in my chosen profession but in almost every other facet of my life. I don’t apologize for it; it’s who I am.  But even as an accountability advocate I have to admit…

The Superintendent’s Corner: The Anti-testing Resolution – Part 1

In response to the 8/7/2012 post, “The Superintendent’s Corner: The Anti-testing Resolution” another LYS Nation Superintendent sent in the following. SC, I am usually in support of your thoughts and frequently send them to our staff. In fact, our campuses have embraced the Fundamental 5 as part of our practice and measure it with classroom…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of August 5, 2012

I recently read an article addressing some of the problems associated with bootleg technology in the classroom. In the article a teacher points out that with I-Pads, students quickly get off task.  It seems that every time the teacher turns her back, the students start playing games on the device. And there is the rub,…

Early EOC Analysis

A LYS leader who took over an academically unacceptable campus submits the following status report. SC, Below are our results after year one of implementing the Foundation Trinity with urgency and fidelity.  Which we both know is the only workable plan for sustainable school improvement.  Though we have a long way to go, our progress…
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