Blog - Akribos Professional Associates and Guest Contributors

The Elephant in the Mirror

Both observation and personal experience are powerful instructional tools, but the key is to be alert, have a teachable attitude, and open to the instruction. For me, some of the most powerful and memorable lessons have been born out of specific situations and personal relationships. Some of those situations and circumstances were characterized by success and celebration while others were delivered through the school of adversity in the university of hard knocks. The personal relationships that have had the greatest impact, both personally and professionally, are those that taught me to graciously treasure the moment or courageously weather the storm, depending on the circumstances that confronted me in this often-unpredictable journey called life.

Tue Feb 23 07:02 AM

The game knows
The Game Knows

Featured content from Dr. Kevin Elko

Tue Feb 09 08:56 AM

Helping Students
Helping Students, Schools and Families Catch-Up and Accelerate Learning in Summers and Afterschool (Part II)

To recover from all the learning losses and dislocations caused by Covid-19, we need to greatly expand the afterschool and summer programs that survived and restart and launch new quality summer opportunities in 2021 and 2022, and afterschool opportunities in the 2021-22 school year and beyond. To make this almost quantum leap forward in summer and afterschool expansion, key state and local leaders should analyze how to create incentives, strengthen family-school community partnerships, increase funding, and reduce barriers for these crucial opportunities. The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act that was signed into law on December 27, 2020, includes several funding opportunities that can significantly support afterschool and summer learning programs in 2021 and 2022.

Tue Jan 26 08:25 AM

Accelerate Learning
Helping Students and Families Catch-Up and Accelerate Learning

By: Terry K. Peterson, Ph.D. and Felicia Simpson, Ed.S. Research supports the growing potential of summer and afterschool opportunities and Partnerships to facilitate academic recovery from the COVID 19 pandemic. Learning losses, health issues, parents losing their jobs, lack of socialization, lack of childcare, and food insecurity are impacting every community, school, and state during these unprecedented challenges. A growing body of research and best practices show how quality afterschool and summer opportunities can help address some of the negative impacts of Covid-19.

Tue Jan 05 09:39 AM

Season's Greetings
Season's Greetings and Appreciations!

Defining moments often require exceptional commitment and we clearly find ourselves in such a defining moment.

Tue Dec 15 07:31 AM

Alabama School
Muhyiddin visits top-performing Alabama school

A visit to a top-performing high school near here by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has been an eye-opening experience which may well see several initiatives undertaken there being considered for schools back home.

Tue Dec 01 08:05 AM

Dr. Meredith Foster Herlong
Introducing Akribos Professional Associate, Dr. Meredith Foster Herlong

The Akribos Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Meredith Foster Herlong has joined our team of Professional Associates.

Tue Dec 01 07:46 AM

Afterschool Programs Impact Covid-19 Response and Recovery

By Terry Peterson, Editor, Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success and Felicia Simpson, experienced Alabama education leader, including now with the Alabama Afterschool and Community Education Network

Tue Nov 10 08:10 AM

Clear Sailing
Clear Sailing Ahead

Insight from Dr. Faron L. Hollinger, Akribos Founder and CEO

Tue Oct 06 07:27 AM