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

November 10, 2019– Dedication of Cobbham Triangle Park

Today is a big day for the Cobbham neighborhood:  the Cobbham Triangle Park is being dedicated after a couple of years of intensive planning and work to make something pretty special out of an oft-overlooked small piece of land in our midst. It was worth the trouble, believe me. A quick search only led me … Continue reading November 10, 2019– Dedication of Cobbham Triangle Park

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

Respect and Fulfillment

Education friends, CCSD friends: Of the many issues I care about in public education, including effective and thriving integrated schools and community engagement and support of our schools, none is more critical than that our teachers are respected and fulfilled in their profession. And that is why I share this piece about a recent poll … Continue reading Respect and Fulfillment