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Airing Out Old Concerns

10 Ways to Recognize a Learning Organization

by James Ellsberry, CEO, The Dewitt Institute for Professional Development

The absence of certain characteristics may point the way to professional development needs in a district. You know you're in the presence of a learning organization if:


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Public scrutiny of administrator compensation is intensifying

Individual and district reactions to that pressure are varied

With every action there clearly comes a reaction

They both want the youth of today to be great leaders of tomorrow. They both support the ideas behind the revised Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which strives to close the achievement gap between whites and minorities and ensure every child is proficient in core subjects in 10 years.

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