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Following Up on the First Year: A Q&A with Kevin Brown

Good Things Happen When Educators Vote

When educators speak up for public education, people listen. When they vote, good things happen for our children. But when they don’t speak up and don’t vote, history has shown us that bad things happen. It really is that simple. Texas’ 86th legislative session is now...
Following Up on the First Year: A Q&A with Kevin Brown

The Balance of Management and Leadership

The varied and complex roles of administrators can generally be placed under two categories: management and leadership. The best superintendents do both very well. Management matters. No one cares what your vision of leadership is if the roof is leaking, bus schedules...
Following Up on the First Year: A Q&A with Kevin Brown

Focus Locally, Keep the Momentum Going

Educators and public school supporters, including parents, business leaders, students and friends, showed up at the polls in November in record numbers. That is cause for celebration. For at least a decade now, it feels as though public education has been attacked,...
Following Up on the First Year: A Q&A with Kevin Brown

STEM Education Fosters Real-World Skills

Texas public schools place a priority on creating and sustaining quality STEM programs, so the opportunities available to students these days are astounding. Our students compete in robotics and cyber security, design and build rockets, clone cattle, make discoveries...
Following Up on the First Year: A Q&A with Kevin Brown

The Challenges of School Safety

When I entered teaching, I never thought I would need to become an expert in school safety. It wasn’t on my radar beyond routine fire and tornado drills. When I was a principal, well before Columbine, we left exterior doors unlocked most of the time and routinely had...