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Confessions of a School Board Member: Perks and Pitfalls


Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline | Benjamin Williams | TEDxFoggyBottom

Through the lens of restorative justice, Dr. Benjamin Williams discusses using the school system as a tool for empowering young men of color.

Ron Brown College Preparatory High School was created to do just that. Dr. Williams, the principal of Ron Brown, explores the benefits and challenges of this revolutionary approach to education. Benjamin Williams, Ph.D. is the current and founding principal of Ron Brown College Preparatory High School, an all-male public high school in Washington, DC. Prior to this position he served as the Associate Principal at School Without Walls @ Francis Stevens in Washington, DC for two years. Dr. Williams served as an assistant principal, Dean of Students, and Social Studies Teacher in Albemarle County, VA and Newark, NJ. As a result of the discipline, courage, and drive his teachers, coaches, and administrators instilled in him, Dr. Williams knew he eventually wanted to have that same impact on a young person’s life. He stays motivated by seeing the genuine joy and understanding that students demonstrate when they realize they can accomplish or overcome anything that they set their minds to, constantly preaching that it is not where you begin but where you end. Dr. Williams received his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate of Philosophy in Leadership and Administration from the University of Virginia. He also has an Executive Master’s of Leadership from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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Confessions of a School Board Member: Perks and Pitfalls

Hear insights from newer and veteran board members on “what I wish I would have known.” We’ll dig into topics such as roles of the board vs roles of staff, board time commitments and ethics.

Recorded: 9/24/2019
Copyright 2019 Iowa Association of School Boards

How Dogs Tell Us What We Need to Know | Barbara Sherman | TEDxSandhillsCommunityCollege

Barbara shows us how to read the body language of our dogs so that we can anticipate and alleviate their anxiety.

Barbara Sherman, a board-certified veterinary behavior specialist, is the Director of Behavioral Medicine Service at NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to teaching veterinary students, she treats the behavioral problems of companion animals and directs the Behavioral Medicine Residency Training program. In an effort to enhance their welfare, her ongoing research focuses on canine-human communication and the assessment and attenuation of fear responses in dogs and cats.

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School Board Service: Equity and Excellence for ALL—Are You Ready?

Air Date: Oct. 8, 2019

When asked, most board members say they run for the board to make a difference for students. This discussion will help candidates consider what it takes to keep the board team’s focus on every child they serve and to help minimize the distractions of the Killer B’s: buses, buildings, books and budgets.

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Askwith Debates – Charter Schools: Expanding Opportunity or Reinforcing Divides?


Derek Black, professor of law, School of Law, University of South Carolina
Cornell Williams Brooks, former president and CEO, NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People); visiting professor, Boston University; senior fellow, Brennan Center for Justice.
Alisha Thomas Morgan, superintendent, Ivy Preparatory Academies; former state representative, GA.
Gerard Robinson, Ed.M.’95, executive director, Center for Advancing Opportunity
Moderator: Martin West, associate professor of education, HGSE; deputy director, Program on Education Policy and Governance, Harvard Kennedy School

Rapid growth in the number of public charter schools, which now serve more than three million students nationwide, has sparked debate over their implications for educational equity. Proponents contend that charters provide an escape valve for low-income, mostly minority students in struggling school districts, while critics allege that charters serve a select few, reinforce racial and economic school segregation, and destabilize urban communities. Some prominent organizations within the civil rights community have called for a moratorium on charter growth. Do charter schools enhance or undermine equity in American education? Should their growth be encouraged or curtailed? Join us as leading educators, policymakers, and researchers come together to debate the charter school movement and its future.

Please note: Eva Moskowitz is unable to participate due to unforeseen circumstances.

McDuffie County school parents frustrated with at-home learning packet pickup

Many parents who showed up to get at-home learning packets from the McDuffie County School District left frustrated with the process.

Higher Education and Intergenerational Mobility: Featuring Raj Chetty

Which U.S. colleges best help children climb the income ladder? How can we increase access to such colleges for children from low-income families? Economist Raj Chetty takes on these questions in a bold new study, pointing to public higher education as a key agent of change: CUNY alone propels almost six times as many low-income students into the middle class and beyond as all eight Ivy League campuses combined. Chetty joins the GC’s Presidential Professor Philip Kasinitz (Sociology); Presidential Professor Leslie McCall (Sociology and Political Science), associate director of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality; and moderator David Leonhardt of The New York Times, with opening remarks by Chancellor James B. Milliken. Taped: February 6, 2017.

Money as a Democratic Medium | The Color of Money: Banking and Racial Inequality (with Slides)

In the American tradition, commercial banking claimed public support in exchange for delivering public services. It has become increasingly clear that those services are both failing the poor and distributing resources, including access, authority, profits, and credit, along lines of race.

How to get educational benefits from screentime while homeschooling

Being creative while homeschooling. Today we set out to get educational benefits from screen time while at home.

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A Divorce Lawyer On Prenups, Ugly Money Arguments, & What People Don't Know About Divorce

Should you get a pre-nup? A post-nup? Just wing it? The finances of divorce are convoluted, to say the least. This week we chat with divorce lawyer James Sexton about splitting up, staying together, and loving each other either way.

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How To Heal Your Eyesight Naturally | Vishen Lakhiani

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Adult ADHD: Mayo Clinic Radio

Dr. Robert Wilfahrt, a family medicine physician at Mayo Clinic, discusses ADHD in adults. Dr. Wilfahrt is also a content editor and board member for the Mayo Clinic Health Letter.

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Benefits of Going Digital

Bernd Leukert, Member of the Executive Board, SAP, talks at the World Economic Forum in Davos about the benefits for companies transforming their businesses into the digital age.

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Drug Court: Justice Meets Treatment | Tina Nadeau | TEDxPiscataquaRiver

Incarceration does not treat addiction, it cultivates it. As NH and the nation faces a crippling opioid epidemic, Chief Justice of NH’s Superior Court Justice Tina Nadeau explains that if we want to increase public safety, reduce costs of incarceration and return offenders to the community as productive members, we need to invest in alternatives to incarceration. One alternative — drug courts — has proven very effective in treating the underlying conditions that result in criminal behavior.

Tina Nadeau is the Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court. She was appointed to the bench in 1996 and began serving as Chief Justice in 2011. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she served as legal counsel to Governor Stephen Merrill.

She began her legal career in 1989 as an assistant attorney general in the homicide division. In 2013, Judge Nadeau received the Caroline Gross Fellowship award to attend the Kennedy School of Government on Executive Leadership; the 2013 Eric Cogswell Achievement award, recognizing commitment to addressing the over-incarceration of offenders with mental illness; and she was the 2013 recipient of the Marilla Ricker award, presented by the NH Bar to women in leadership positions.

In 2015 she received the Advocacy award from New Futures and the Wheelok-Nardi award from Greater Manchester Mental Health for her work advocating for those with mental health and substance abuse issues.

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I think my bf is cheating on me with my roommate | Chinese Drama | 'Youth' (2018)

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The Impossible Dream | Dr. Clarice Fluitt | Wisdom to Win

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Dr. Clarice Fluitt is an internationally recognized Christian leader, accomplished businesswoman and entrepreneur with a history in real estate development. Dr. Fluitt has a distinguished world-wide reputation as a Christian mentor. She is also a much sought-after Life Strategist, Personal Advisor, Author, and Motivational Speaker.

Dr. Fluitt is a time proven prophetess with laser like accuracy. Reports of amazing miracles and healings with positive life changing evidence continually follow her ministry. Dr. Clarice’s life is a remarkable chronicle of hilarious real-life stories, tragic trials, tests, and moving visitations of the Lord. Unpretentious and friendly, she is a highly esteemed minister and conference speaker.

Her high impact speaking engagements at Lead and Succeed Business Seminars have joined forces with other speakers that include Larry King, Rudy Giuliani, Steve Forbes, Suze Orman, Michael J. Fox, Les Brown, Rick Belluzzo, Daymond John, Shaquille O’Neal, Joe Montana and other legendary speakers. These innovative and supercharged events provide individuals with proven methods, formulas, strategies and keys that skyrocket individuals to higher levels of success.

Drawing from her background in marketplace and Christian ministry, national and international church and mentoring school training and development, leadership expertise, and world-wide speaking engagements, Dr. Fluitt touches lives through her wisdom, wit, and extraordinary insight, providing avenues of transformational change to individuals from every walk of life.


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