Blog - Akribos Professional Associates and Guest Contributors
John F. Kennedy stated, “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.” The quote is resonant, particularly in this time as since March of 2020, school operations and education delivery have been highly variable across our country. However, it is overly convenient to attribute our difficulty in getting timely supports to children solely because of the COVID pandemic.
Mon Oct 04 09:00 PM
In my first two pieces as guest contributor, we focused on the urgency of what some refer to as the “twin pandemics,” social unrest and COVID 19, causing us to need access to high quality data to ensure we are framing the issues unique to each school system during these tumultuous times. In addition to having high quality data to frame clear problems of practice, it is essential each school organization consistently measure and build high-quality culture, as absent high-quality culture, little work benefitting children gets done.
Wed Sep 22 09:37 AM
In my last piece as a guest contributor, we covered the critical need to have actionable data to help our systems navigate through and beyond the COVID 19 pandemic. The title, To Set Your Course, You Must First Know Where You Are, applies to the following four data domains that we work in as professional educators...
Tue Sep 07 08:06 AM
Business sector author Patrick Lencioni stated, “If you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time.”
Tue Aug 17 08:22 AM
Educators have always acknowledged the problem of summer learning loss or “summer slide” and the resulting achievement gaps observed in their students.
Tue Aug 17 08:10 AM
By: Dr. Howie Knoff, Recognized Thought Leader and Akribos Professional Associate
Tue Aug 03 08:42 AM
By: Dr. Kevin Elko, Akribos Guest Contributor
Tue Jul 20 08:27 AM
By: Grant Lichtman, Recognized Thought Leader and Akribos Guest Contributor What can a wildly diverse group of architects, engineers, educators, and district administrators teach us about how to transform the K-12 learning experience? Plenty. As I posted last week, I am involved in helping to design and build a new public middle school in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Our charge: build the best school in America and make it a core of the community. As I mentioned in that post, such an audacious goal would not be possible were it not for the most “obstinately visionary” (my new favorite hashtag!) group of district leaders I have ever worked with.
Tue Jun 29 08:52 AM
As we conclude the 2020-2021 academic year, The Akribos Group would like to express our sincere appreciation to the numerous educational professionals who have successfully navigated the unprecedented challenges of the past fourteen months, in response to the COVID 19 Pandemic. Throughout this time, we have witnessed the unwavering dedication and commitment of educational professionals, at multiple levels, as they have responded to the unique and far-reaching implications resulting from this unparalleled experience.
Tue Jun 01 07:39 AM
The Alabama Whole Community Whole Child (WC2) partnership is a decade-long blueprint for sustainable and comprehensive community-wide change. To be successful, community-wide sustainable change must embrace common vision, language, and experiences to address common conditions that give rise to mental, emotional, behavioral, and health difficulties. Common solutions to address common conditions include shared goals, strategies, and aligned supports ensure that every youth is safe, supported, engaged, healthy, and challenged in schools and in the community-at-large. In this article, we discuss the following aspects of the WC2: 1) The need for a public health approach to sustainable change; and 2) the vision of the WC2 model.
Tue Apr 27 07:17 AM