The first suggested that if we stay focused on test scores, schools won't change. While I remain a fan of balanced, streamlined testing, I also recognize that we have to take the school day back in order to innovate in ways that matter. I want to think more on this point in the days ahead.
Next, a friend on Facebook shared the mini poster to the right. That and reflections this morning about parenting well leads me to the focus on love. Before all else at home and in schools, we must love those we serve--that is the first priority.