Nashville Charter School Leaders: #WhyWeCollaborate

Not even this morning’s torrential downpour can dampen my mood. Before reaching (clamoring) for my first cup of coffee I checked my email. To my surprise, the first email is from a group of Nashville charter leaders letting us know they’ve been meeting on the down low for months and now they’re a thing. Charter leaders from the city’s highest performing schools representing more than … Continue reading Nashville Charter School Leaders: #WhyWeCollaborate

“What We Are Doing With Reading and Literacy Is Replicable In Any School”

I’ll do you a solid and spare you a long introductory paragraph explaining Nashville’s literacy crisis. Instead, I’ll lead with this: Seventeen percent of Nashville’s black and brown children read at grade level or above. We are failing our children by doing what we’ve always done and not accepting responsibility for the failure. I don’t care to hear excuses. My singular interest is in finding … Continue reading “What We Are Doing With Reading and Literacy Is Replicable In Any School”

It’s a Great Day to Learn about a Charter School and Eat Some Popcorn 

The greatest thing about blogging is there are few rules – and, oh, there’s app for it.  At the present, I’m sitting in my car on a beautiful Saturday morning waiting for a tiny family member to hop in because his grandmother heard about an event a charter school is holding in their housing development. She asked if I would join them to assist with … Continue reading It’s a Great Day to Learn about a Charter School and Eat Some Popcorn