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Bachelors in education students learn the importance of leadership in and outside the classroom

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In February of this year, four leading education groups — The National Education Association (NEA), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the U.S. Department of Education — met at the 2016 National Summit on Teachers Leadership to encourage and empower more educators to be leaders in their […]

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July 5th, 2016

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Advice for education students: How to approach parent-teacher conferences

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As a teacher, you want to see your students reach their full potential. As a parent, you want the same. You’re in this together. Interacting with the parents of your students should not be a dreaded confrontation, but a collaboration of minds fighting for the same goal. Here is some advice for bachelors in education […]

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April 6th, 2016

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Promoting educational change in rural Missouri

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Experts tell us that when it comes to teaching in rural schools, both the challenges and the chance to make a real and lasting difference can be great. With a statewide population of over a quarter of a million rural students­, Missouri offers new teachers – including many graduating from William Woods University – opportunities […]

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September 18th, 2015

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Celebrate summer with a good read or two

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In his NFL playing days, Jerome Sally would have spent his summer getting ready for pre-season training camp. But Sally, who played professionally for seven seasons for the New York Giants, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Kansas City Chiefs, spends his summers doing what many school administrators do, getting ready for the next school year. […]

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August 4th, 2015

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Commencement Words of Wisdom

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“I came to William Woods looking for my life,” Dr. Gina (Gentry) Loudon told an audience of graduating students, faculty and parents the William Woods University commencement this May. Dr. Gina as she is known to readers and followers is a conservative author, anchor, columnist, talk show host and frequent news commentator. She returned to […]

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July 30th, 2015

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Drucker on Leading School Change

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Management thought leader, consultant and author Peter Drucker — known to generations of corporate, non-profit and education leaders —may be less known to a new generation of aspiring Missouri principals and school leaders. Drucker (1909-2005) focused much of his writing and teaching on how humans respond to change, and how organizational culture can shape outcomes […]

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April 16th, 2015

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Building Better Principals Through Training Programs

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Ongoing questions and debate about how to best recruit, educate, mentor and evaluate school principals prompted the Wallace Foundation to launch what it calls the Principal Pipeline Initiative in August 2011, with six urban school districts across the country participating. At the core of the initiative, an ambitious, multi-year effort, is the belief that a […]

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March 17th, 2015

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Spotlight: Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP)

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William Woods University graduate students use their degrees in leadership positions in their schools and districts. Many students, including the masters of education administration, doctorate of education leadership and others – get involved in organizations that regularly offer development opportunities even after they graduate. The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP), for example, serves […]

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December 19th, 2014

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Achievement Gap Series: Part II…making a difference

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In part two of our look at achievement gaps, we turn attention to the McGraw Hill Financial Research Foundation, which each year tries to focus attention on outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to education innovation. Closing achievement gaps is the focus of the Foundation’s 2014 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education winners. Past […]

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November 6th, 2014

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Achievement Gap Series: Part I…the Missouri picture

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Data on achievement gaps of many kinds continue to pile up for educators to consider. In the next several posts, we will look at the achievement gap issue from a variety of perspectives. A report from the Missouri K-16 Coalition confirms that both nationally and within Missouri, geographical location, socioeconomic status, and race are correlated […]

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October 16th, 2014

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