Best Practices in Public Education

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 »

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 »

From Titans to Therapy Dogs: Enter Alabama’s Best Contest Before Oct. 17 Deadline

From Titans to Therapy Dogs:  Enter Alabama’s Best Contest Before Oct. 17 Deadline

A Tennessee Titan visit. A visit from a senator-smooching therapy dog. Hot nutritious breakfasts provided during the summer.  Breakfasts and personalized interventions provided on Saturdays. Teaching students and parents the importance of consistent school attendance.  Teaching athletes the importance of leadership, character, integrity and discipline. This is a just a sample of the wide range of entries… Read more »

Best Practices in Public Education: More than a Buzzword

Best Practices in Public Education:  More than a Buzzword

You’ve probably seen the Weird Al Yankovich video “Mission Statement” parodying the buzz words that are so commonplace in corporate America (If not click the image below… it’s worth a look). While “Best Practices” may not be the latest vogue phrase in education, it is used frequently.  Google “best practices in public education” and you will… Read more »