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Hearts Still on Fire for Youth Conferences

Hearts Still on Fire for Youth Conferences

Current research indicates that church membership, and church activity is decreasing.  The latest statistics suggest that millennials are skeptical of churches and the number of young people leaving the church once they hit college is at an all-time high.  But for all the negative and worrisome numbers, there’s a glimmer of hope, a lifeline, a […]

The Bill is Signed & We’re On our Way to a More Purple World!

   Hi Friends, My apologies! This post is much later than I had expected! I wanted my next post to feature the Governor’s formal signing ceremony of the Dyslexia is Real Law. So I’ve been waiting. That ceremony was held in Nashville last week. The Governor signed the bill formally, at War Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday, […]

“Dyslexia is Real” Bill Speeds to Senate Education Committee THIS Week!

The “Dyslexia is Real” Bill is picking up steam on capitol hill in Nashville! Please share the good news! Senator Becky Duncan Massey, of the 6th senate district and the bill’s sponsor on the senate side has placed the bill (SB 2002) on notice and it is expected to be presented in the Senate education committee, Wednesday, February […]

DYSLEXIA REVIEW: 13 MEMORABLE DYSLEXIA STORIES OF 2013

2013 was a busy year for dyslexia! Dyslexia in medicine.  Dyslexia in politics.  Dyslexia in literature, arts, entertainment, and more. Below is a list of the Top Dyslexia stories for 2013.  Scroll down to the bottom to see my predictions for next year.  Happy New Year and best wishes for 2014.  Remember: Whatever your issue, […]

5 Things You May Not Have Known About Bullying & Disabilities

In October, just one week after I presented about disabilities and bullying at the Bully Free Tennessee Conference, state officials released a report highlighting the numbers of confirmed bullying cases in our schools last year.   According to the state’s report, of 7,555 bullying cases submitted for review last year, 5,478 cases were confirmed.  Bear in […]

What about the “Value Added” by Teachers Already Meeting Expectations?

By Chester Goad This is not a political post. It is not a cry for or against reforms, nor is it pro or anti-union. It is not a whiney rant about accountability, and I am not railing against the evils of high-stakes testing. This is simply an observation, so stick with me for a minute. […]

Coming to a Mall, Shopping Center, or Venue Near You!

I’m excited to share that Winter and Spring have been busy!  My goodness, lots to share.  I’ve got some long-term entrepreneurial opportunities coming up that will hopefully  be helpful for teachers–(think software-ish)–but I’m most excited right now about the short term.  My book project is moving along and I am in need of additional folks to interview. Over the […]

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