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Eric Cooper: How One NYC School Transformed Its Classrooms and School Culture to Boost Achievement

Merrick Academy, the first public charter school in Queens, N.Y., was founded 13 years ago. In all those years, the 2010-11 academic year will be remembered as one of the most difficult for the K-6 school. A revolving door for principals — Merrick had five in two years — and a lack of engaging professional … Continue reading

/ 20 THINGS BOYS CAN DO TO BECOME MEN 20 Things Boys Can Do to Become men

BY KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR Why should a young man listen to an old guy about the best way to become a man? Because the typical teen is not yet able to see a future past the next few months. That’s not a fault of character, but the fact that teens’ brains have not yet physically matured. … Continue reading

3 Tips to Build Better Relationships with Your Employees

HBR.ORG 1 Hour Ago 3 Tips to Build Better Relationships with Your Employees – Management Tip of the Day When people feel connected to you, even difficult conversations feel less threating. Here are three tips to forge stronger bonds with your employees: Relate whenever you can. View every interaction as an opportunity to get to … Continue reading

Tips to Leverage Business Relationships and Convert Them Into Paying Client Opportunities to create enduring client relationships present themselves daily

BLACKENTERPRISE.COM 4 Hours Ago by C. Daniel Baker Posted: September 27, 2013 Whether your company is a start-up or well established, opportunities to create enduring client relationships present themselves on a daily basis. These opportunity present themselves in the form of “basic” communications. Things like emails, meetings, presentations, proposals and follow up. These basic initiatives … Continue reading

Detroit Public Schools gets $500K to restore sports, arts, music programs

DETROIT NEWS 3 Hours Ago by Jennifer Chambers Detroit — Sports, art and music are returning to elementary and middle schools at Detroit Public Schools after a donation by the United Auto Workers, Ford Motor Co., the Ford Motor Company Fund and the DPS Foundation. Every student in grades K-8 at DPS will have the … Continue reading

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Over 100,000 African-American parents are now home-schooling their children

BLACKPOLITICSONTHEWEB.COM 2 Hours Ago Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu We hear so much about the plight of Black children and their low test scores. We have not heard that African American children who are homeschooled are scoring at the 82% in reading and 77% in math. This is 30-40% above their counterparts being taught in school. There … Continue reading

Great Leaders Allow Others to Perform At Their Best

BRIANTRACY.COM 15 Hours Ago by Brian Tracy Written By Brian Tracy | Leadership Success | May 15th, 2013 | 7 Comments The most important quality of great leaders, the one quality for which you want to be known, is extraordinary performance, with the goal of achieving extraordinary results. These results then serve as an inspiration … Continue reading

11 Practices of Collaborative Leaders

GEORGEAMBLER.COM 12 Hours Ago by George Ambler Photo Credit: dpstyles™ Collaborative leadership is crucial for leading in uncertain and turbulent times. Leading in turbulent times requires a deliberate shift away from command-and-control towards a more collaborative style of leadership. When talking about leadership here, we’re referring to leadership as a verb and not a noun. … Continue reading

This Day in Black History: Sept. 24, 1935

BET.COM 6 Hours Ago by Jonathan P. Hicks Joe Louis is one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. His nickname was the Brown Bomber and he became the first African-American to draw a $1 million purse in the field of boxing on Sept. 24, 1935. Louis, who was born in 1914, achieved that financial … Continue reading

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