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Central Community and East Feliciana are the Louisiana Finalists!

Central Community and East Feliciana are the Louisiana Finalists!

Spring is in full-bloom here in the southeastern United States and LEAN Frog is pleased to announce that the Louisiana school systems’ first year of participation in this Best Practices Contest has blossomed beyond our expectations!  The Louisiana entries were highly competitive and well-deserving of recognition. After several rounds of judging, LEAN Frog and co-sponsors… Read more »

Louisiana Believes . . . in Great Best Practices Contest Entries!

Louisiana Believes . . . in Great Best Practices Contest Entries!

The state plan for the Louisiana State Department of Education is Louisiana Believes.  The Louisiana Believes plan was designed to ensure that every child is on track to a college degree or a professional career and emphasizes the crucial role students, parents and teachers play in helping students achieve. This strong belief is echoed in… Read more »

Oak Ridge and Warren County are the Tennessee Finalists!

Oak Ridge and Warren County are the Tennessee Finalists!

Alabama may reign as the National Champion in football, but there is stiff competition coming from Tennessee for the overall grand prize winner of the Tri-State Best K-12 Practices contest.  In the presence of 75+ Tennessee Directors of Schools and Superintendents, the two Tennessee Finalists were revealed at the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS)… Read more »

Tennessee Best Practices Entries are Turning Up the Heat

Tennessee Best Practices Entries are Turning Up the Heat

  Dave has one word for the Tri-States Best Practices competition–“hot! hot! hot!”  I guess that’s actually three words.  See below for what he has to say about some of the entries we’ve received so far from Tennessee school systems.  Keep ’em coming Tennessee.  Your deadline to submit entries is Tuesday, January 23!   It… Read more »

Eufaula City and Muscle Shoals are the Alabama Finalists!

Eufaula City and Muscle Shoals are the Alabama Finalists!

GREAT things are happening in Alabama public schools!  This past Friday, Eufaula City Schools and Muscle Shoals City Schools were recognized as the Alabama Finalists in the “Tri-State Best K-12 Practices” Contest. Their titled entries — “From Crayons to Careers:  Intentional Preparation for College and Career Readiness” from Eufaula City Schools and the “Pathfinder Alabama… Read more »

INNOVATIVE and AMAZING Alabama Entries for Tri-State K-12 Best Practices Contest

INNOVATIVE and AMAZING Alabama Entries for Tri-State K-12 Best Practices Contest

Are you ready for some positive, uplifting news about Alabama public education? Want to hear about some OUTSTANDING instructional and non-instructional practices that benefit children? Well the Alabama entries for the “Tri-State Best K-12 Practices”* contest deliver just that.   This year in Alabama, many INNOVATIVE and AMAZING entries were submitted for the Contest!  The… Read more »

LEAN Frog Honored with a Bronze Stevie® Award

LEAN Frog Honored with a Bronze Stevie® Award

LEAN Frog was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Company of the Year category in the 15th annual American Business Awards. More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the… Read more »

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 »

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 »