Sunday morning reflections on an important week for CCSD

CCSD and Athens Education friends: In the holiday week's swirl of information and conjecture about the current state of things in the governance of our local public schools, I think this most recent article in the Flagpole from a few days ago has not received appropriate attention: https://berto.fyi/33FiLOg Blake Aued is in his nothing-but-the-facts mode … Continue reading Sunday morning reflections on an important week for CCSD

Questions I’d Like to Ask at Tonight’s School Board Meeting, November 21, 2019

Due to a volunteer opportunity, I won’t be there for the school board meeting tonight (but I guess I'll watch it on YouTube sometime tomorrow). I hope many other people go and participate in this ket local part of American democracy, the school board responsible for the most important public task of all— educating the … Continue reading Questions I’d Like to Ask at Tonight’s School Board Meeting, November 21, 2019

AthHalf reflections from 3 years ago trying to motivate myself for the one just 13 days away (written October 2016)

Yesterday was the seventh annual AthHalf, the signature event of AthFest Educates, the local charity that infuses our schools with enhanced arts and music opportunities for Athens schoolchildren.  And major kudos to Jill Helme and her whole team at AthFest Educates for the work they do all year, not just in June and October AthHalf … Continue reading AthHalf reflections from 3 years ago trying to motivate myself for the one just 13 days away (written October 2016)

One of the Weirdest Board Meetings Ever, October 3, 2019 Work Session

Athens/CCSD/Georgia education friends: And on the third day, I finally finished watching this surreal marathon of a BOE Work Session-- check out these highlights, if you can call anything here a highlight. Maybe somebody needs to do a 30 minute cut of some of the really "entertaining" parts like these: >>The parts from about 1:00- … Continue reading One of the Weirdest Board Meetings Ever, October 3, 2019 Work Session

Questions lifting up my eyes to the hills

Questions lifting up my eyes to the hills September 1, 2019 Despite all the tumult at home over the eternal question “How are the schools?," I am grateful for a couple of days for rest and reflection in the cooler climes of the NC mountains just north of Athens. I was touched this morning by … Continue reading Questions lifting up my eyes to the hills