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World Compliment Day

World Compliment Day

In 1965, singer-songwriter Jackie DeShannon debuted her hit single What the World Needs Now.  Many of us remember the “next stanza” of this popular song as an amplification of the 1960’s call for “love” among all peoples. In 2017 — 50+ years later — I suggest that in the unsettled and politically divisive culture of… Read more »

LEAN Frog at the National Conference on Education in the Big Easy

LEAN Frog at the National Conference on Education in the Big Easy

LEAN Frog team members will be on the road again to support the National Conference on Education (NCE) presented by The School Superintendents Association (AASA).   Two weeks ago we were in Nashville (TN), Montgomery (AL), and New Orleans (LA) to support the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents Legislative and Learning Conference, the School Superintendents of Alabama… Read more »

Tennessee’s Best Winner Maury County – Putting Students on the Pathway to Success

Tennessee’s Best Winner Maury County – Putting Students on the Pathway to Success

This is the third post in a six-part series recognizing the winners of the Tennessee’s Best and Alabama’s Best contests.  Our previous posts featured Alabama’s Best runner-up Crestline Elementary and Tennessee’s Best runner-up Lauderdale County.   Teachers, principals, directors, board members, parents and community members may disagree about many things in public education.  The one thing they can… Read more »

3rd Annual Alabama’s Best Contest Receives Inspiring Entries

3rd Annual Alabama’s Best Contest Receives Inspiring Entries

As Alabama students begin their first full week of school in 2017, we would like to recognize the excellent work of those school systems who participated in the 3rd annual Alabama’s Best Contest.  We congratulate all those who entered the contest, our two runner-up winners, and our grand prize winner.  We hope that learning about… Read more »