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25 tweets from 2013-14

  • 8 Jul   Is your board leading or in the way? Strong link or weak? Solid w the business of governing?   Ponder GapingVoid:  ‪http://bit.ly/134Z1ne 
  • 11 Jul  "We don't ask someone to go build a road & then double the requirem. for the road & take away 16% of the money." - CFO on core ed. challenge
  • 22 Jul  "Connect your candidates to your local board policies and the crucial role of policy leadership." - CASB GreatGov ‪http://ow.ly/n0PSx 
  • 25 Jul  "We're going to have to get real serious!" - vet board prez on challenge of passing the excellence "baton" to an all new gov team in Nov.
  • 11 Aug  "[S]ustained economic growth will not compensate for Colorado's structural budget problems." - Bell Policy Institute, ‪http://bit.ly/11DpG9y 
  • 4 Nov "Cram school doesn't work!" - superintendent on developing great new board members in a developmental, continuous way
  • 25 Nov  "You want to be sure you're solving the right problem." - CDEer Erin Lofton at a recent performance improvement seminar 

  • 9 Dec 2013"Our statehouse lobby is crowded and there are lots more interest groups." - Rural Caucus' Paula Stephenson ‪@CASB's BigConvening

  • 10 Dec  "Be a catalyst!" - effectiveness guru Chip Eichelberger @ CASB's BigConvening in Colorado Springs, ‪#casbcon

  • 20 Jan  Why school boards? Five great reasons at ‪http://bit.ly/1diE0FF
  • 21 Jan  Olympics-style schoolboarders know WHO they are, WHAT they are here to accomplish and HOW they provide consistent high performance
  • 26 Jan  "School board members are the voice of their communities." – Mancos supt Brian Hanson, Cortez Journal, ‪http://bit.ly/1dw6qKm
  • 7 Feb  "It's good to stretch our thinking, our brains need the exercise!" - Les Woodward, "retired" Denver bd mem @ today's Donnell-Kay mtg 
  • 20 Feb  “It’s like digging around in a dark & musty closet.” - CASB exec Ken Delay on trying to understand the whys of CO’s complex $$$ dilemma
  • 21 Feb  “Our leaders are all about accountability,” every day, everywhere. -  Merino supt Rob Sanders, Legislative Rural Caucus, 
  • Mar 20  Building understanding about CO's $$$ dilemma: Essential one-pager for each & every stakeholder engagement ‪http://bit.ly/1fHUbvF 
  • Mar 22  "All of us need the help of our communities." – vet board member & political activist on more citizen understanding of CO's $$ realities
  • Apr 2  "…Listen More to Teachers" –EdWeek gem, filled with principles of presence & learning: keyed to legis, good for all, ‪http://bit.ly/1mrCQg3 
  •  Apr 11  RT ‪@SirKenRobinson: "You can't improve education by alienating teachers" 

  • Apr 24  "CO's reforms are all designed for big systems, that needs to change" -West Slope exec, this wk (some 70% of CO districts are small systems)

  • Apr 29  "We need to help more!" - veteran board member, this morning, on serving students from low-asset, poverty-based families

  • May 14  "I love the board we have!" – big clue to a locally owned, locally grown "great governing" effort at a recent team effectiveness workshop

  • May 29  Reality check:  High performing ed leaders have a definite set of competencies. How's your board/exec doing? ‪http://bit.ly/1kIqnWd  Lead on!

  •  Jun 10  Strategic governing:  "It's all about operating at a vision level, pursuing that beneficial future for all kids!" – veteran board member

  •  Jun 30  Mature boards do NOT...have meetings without strategic focus on the wildly important

     

25 tweets from 2012-13 

  • 17 May  "Building trust and understanding is the key to everything." – wisdom from a board member, just now, in a conversation about excellence
  • 9 May  "You can't norm enough!" – vet board president, this morning, during a rich chat about crucial habits and standards of great governing
  • 8 Apr  Rich insights about the Finnish model for excellence in public education @ http://bit.ly/Xtis4S  
  • 4 Apr  "There are just so many moving parts, it's crazy!" – cutting-edge superintendent on the massive accumulation of "change mandates" in CO
  • 2 Apr  "Let's not call it strategic planning, let's go with strategic DOING..." – collaboration guru @ today's CO BOCES Assoc mtg
  • 15 Mar  "We have to reclaim the democratic aspect of public education..." – Diane Ravitch, NSBA interview, ‪http://bit.ly/10SeB3u 
  • 11 Mar  "I fear that our leaders in education are educating for the last century." – Karl Fisch on ed changes afoot, ‪http://bit.ly/13QAEIF 
  • 5 Mar  "It's great when you know that people are asking, 'How will this impact rural?'" – superintendent from the 75% of CO that's "small system"
  • 13 Feb  "Hands down it's helping make me a better teacher." – member of CDE's Rural Ed Council on educator effectiveness pilot process, last week
  • 30 Jan  "Choosing what we are going to ignore may (be)...the most impt, most strategic time-mgmt decision of all – McKinseyRept ‪http://bit.ly/X0y75K 
  • 28 Jan  High-impact look at "flipped classrooms" at ‪http://knewt.ly/WPCscH 
  • 24 Jan  RT ‪@richardgerver: When are politicians going to construct education policy based on the needs of kids rather than media headlines and...
  • 11 Jan  "Leadership feels like a talking role, but it is predominately a listening role." – more from today's Leading Blog, ‪http://bit.ly/VQgrgI 
  • 21 Dec  "Lead. Solve. Change." – on all materials of the Buechner Institute for Governance @ its first-Friday breakfasts 
  • 11 Dec  #1 suggestion post BigConvening? Absorb Tom Vander Ark @ ‪http://bit.ly/T5916X . PPT @ ‪http://bit.ly/VAO3uZ . Listen. Think. Act.
  • 29 Nov  "Your voice counts!" – CDE commissioner Robert Hammond encouraging CASB leaders at the BigConvening
  • 29 Nov  "You need a pipeline with your local leaders to the state level" –  Rep Tom Massey at rural leadership gathering,  CASB convention
  • 23 Oct  "What we don't have is the financial ability to hire extra teaching time to help students catch up."– exec at today's West Slope supts mtg.
  • 30 Aug   "Do your best work, focus on adapting and effecting change on what you CAN control." - word to people & teams leadING – ‪http://gapingvoid.com
  • 20 Aug   "None of this really matters as long as [leaders are] passionately driven for a cause beyond themselves." – excellence guru Jim Collins
  • 17 Aug   Stay sharp with Colorado's $$ challenges.  Sign up for CO School Finance Project's free email updates & links at ‪http://www.cosfp.org 
  • 7 Aug  "Now is the time to create a system that is equitable, innovative and sufficiently funded." – from new CO School Finance Partnership report
  • 25 Jul  "Colorado's financial crisis can't solve itself." – Douglas County student leader Hayley Stromberg, this morning @ CASE convention
  • 19 Jul   "Making things harder is not the same thing as raising expectations." – wisdom amid a board conversation abt increasing student achievement
  • 17 Jul   "Our financial reality is just awful." – vet board member discussing the challenge of redefining "quality" in this era of stress and less

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