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Newport News Public Schools

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Superintendent's Food for Thought

Seth Godin's Blog: Seth Godin writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. I have found the following posts from his blog to be particularly thought-provoking:

If we define good enough sufficiently low, we'll probably meet our standards. Caring involves raising that bar to the point where the team has to stretch.

Caring, it turns out, is a competitive advantage, and one that takes effort, not money.

– Seth Godin

 

Every Student Is At Risk, by Eric Fox:  As I read this commentary a few weeks ago In Education Week, I thought about the profound importance of our work as teachers and leaders of young people. I ask you to reflect on the author’s assertion that every student is “at risk of not developing his or her potential.” Then accept the author’s challenge to view each student through the lens of what they can become and know that you are the critical link between what could be and what will be for our students.

Each student who crosses the classroom threshold is at risk. They may not be "at risk" according to the definition the government requires for the program your administrator wants. They may not seem "at risk" to themselves or their parents, but they are.

Every child, adolescent, or young adult who enters our school doorways is at risk of not developing his or her potential.

– Eric Fox

Speeches and Articles

Dr. Kilgore

 

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