These may be the new buzz words, but they were always themes that our grandmothers and mothers taught us: Never give up! These are not new ideas but sometimes, we do need to be reminded of them.
The newness of the school year has worn off, and you are fast approaching the end of the first quarter. All those lofty goals you had in August--did you meet them? Don’t give up on them. Sure, you may be a little behind in where you wanted to be in your curriculum, behind in your grading, behind in replacing the bulletin boards to reflect the new season, but try not to get overwhelmed and give up! You, the educator, are the single most important change agent for your students and your schools!
It’s August, and I hope everyone is as excited for the new school year as I am. As we prepare, I wanted to let you know that we did something here at the OPSRC that everyone struggles with: we made a change.
As we move into the end of the new fiscal year's first quarter, there are signs that the state’s economy is continuing to improve. We'll have a good idea after the next collection cycle if the trend toward improving collections will be sustained.
This article will probably shock you in that it does not contain one single graph, calculation or any other kind of number. However, it does relate directly to them.