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BEASTS OF THE BEAT: SONS OF DETROIT USING TALENT TO CHANGE THEIR WORLD

Beasts of the Beat: Sons of Detroit Using Talent to Change Their World
Today, I am in Detroit for a planning retreat with Usher’s

14 Dec

MY THOUGHTS ON PRESIDENT’S OBAMA’S STATEMENT ON THE TRAYVON MARTIN MURDER

As I listened to President Obama speak today on the murder of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year old boy from my home town of

14 Dec

CONFESSIONS OF A PTO PRESIDENT

Hello All!
When I look at my last post, it pretty much corresponds with the beginning of last school year and my term as

14 Dec

THE LEARNING PLATEAU

While working with my son, I had the most amazing epiphany about his progress.  I felt as though he had hit a plateau- as if he was becoming a little complacent in his work product.  Well, I realized that this may not be all his fault.  Immediately,

14 Dec

INSTILLING THE ATTITUDE OF A CHAMPION

As the Olympics have come to a close and I reflect on every minute of the competition I watched, and read about, I

14 Dec

SUMMER READING IDEAS

While you still have a little bit of the summer left, you may want to have your child squeeze in a few more books.  Perhaps you are continuing to make trips to the library and you want some fresh new ideas on selections. Take a look

14 Dec

VALUE IN THE VILLAGE

I recently read a very inspiring article about a group of young people dubbed “Club 2012”. This group of students graduated this year; however, the cohort was formed six years ago.  The parents of the students saw  the need to take parental involvement to another level. 

14 Dec

USHER’S NEW LOOK: BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF GLOBAL LEADERS

Last week I had the opportunity to experience an organization that is doing amazing work for youth. I was invited to attend a reception and leadership seminar hosted by Usher’s New Look Foundation.
The evening began by attending a reception with stakeholders, donors and other persons interested

14 Dec

MIDSUMMER REFLECTIONS OF A WORKING MOM

At the beginning of the summer, I launched a twitter campaign #40daysofsummerfun.  This has been a reminder for me as a working mom

14 Dec

IS POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION A REQUIREMENT FOR SUCCESS?

As we travel to the national basketball tournament with my 9 year old son I was perusing the AAU website and was pleased to see blog posts on various interesting topics. One post in particular intrigued me. NBA Commissioner, Silver, is proposing to change the “one

14 Dec
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