December 13, 2018
"To every child – I dream of a world where you can laugh, dance, sing, learn, live in peace and be happy."
- Malala Yousafzai
WPSBA IS LAUNCHING A REGIONAL STUDY OF SCHOOL START TIMES
THE 1ST STEP IS THE INFO-GATHERING SURVEY that we sent out last week. We'll compile the data and determine the interest level for a spring workshop on the benefits and challenges related to a later school start time. The survey will close on Monday, so if you haven't already done so, please fill it out and share your thoughts.
NY EQUITY COALITION DATA SUPPORTS SUSPENSION REFORM
THERE'S LOTS OF RESEARCH ABOUT GIVING EDUCATORS powerful alternatives to suspensions. Schools will soon be held accountable for reducing their rates of out-of-school suspensions. This is an equity issue and there's compelling data and a growing movement to protect students from exclusionary discipline.
YES, YOU'RE EXPECTED TO COLLABORATE WITH PEOPLE YOU DON'T LIKE
THE KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS WEEK'S WPSBA BRIDGES TO SUCCESS WORKSHOP were the tips on how to build a cohesive board even when there's someone who doesn't play by the rules. A board protocols document, retreats, board leadership skills, respectful relationships, and ensuring everyone has a voice are some essential elements for team building. This article on working with people you don't like is the perfect follow-up to Monday night's discussion.
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