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From the Podcast: School advocacy

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November 22, 2017

Discussing school advocacy with former Kentucky Congressman Mike Ward

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with former Kentucky Congressman Mike Ward about school advocacy. The two chat about how important it is to effectively communicate with elected officials about school districts as well as how schools can share their stories better.

“Public schools are what America is all about,” Ward says. “The only way to help young people and to help families is to get them a better education.”

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From the Podcast: Mental health in schools

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November 21, 2017

Discussing mental health in schools with Behavioral Health Specialist CJ Soliday

In today’s episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Carole Dorn-Bell talks with CJ Soliday, a Behavioral Health Specialist of the Delaware Area Career Center. Dorn-Bell recently heard Soliday speak about her role with the DACC and how she helps students navigate mental health in schools.

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From the Podcast: Seeking out community resources

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November 13, 2017

Coping with stress: Seeking out community resources

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Sue Hanson of HelpLine of Delaware and Morrow Counties. Dorn-Bell and Hanson discussing seeking out community resources to help cope with stress. Especially with the holidays approaching, now is a great time to visit the community resources available to those who may need help.

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From the Podcast: Educational service centers

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November 13, 2017

Educational service centers: Saving school districts money through shared services

In today’s episode of We Love Schools, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Dr. Daniel Kaffenbarger, the superintendent of the Madison-Champaign Educational Service Center in Ohio. Dorn-Bell and Dr. Kaffenbarger discuss ESCs, or educational service centers, and the important role that they play in Ohio today.

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Allerton Hill Success Stories: Danbury Local Schools’ marketing

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November 8, 2017

Danbury Local Schools’ Marketing Outreach leads to increased enrollment

We’re thrilled to share the recent success of Danbury Local Schools’ Marketing campaign. Amanda Morris guided an outreach strategy that led to great results for Danbury Local Schools in Lakeside-Marblehead, Ohio.

Danbury Local Schools worked closely with Allerton Hill for its outreach strategy. The first step of the strategy was to conduct a series of surveys. The surveys showed that many people in the five-county area didn’t even realize that Danbury Local Schools was an educational option.

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From the Podcast: Rethinking the public school experience

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November 6, 2017

Moving Beyond the Classroom Walls: Rethinking Public School

In the latest episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Dave Palzet, superintendent of Pleasantdale Elementary District 107 in Illinois. Gagne and Dr. Palzet discuss how educators are moving beyond classroom walls and rethinking public school.

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From the Podcast: Public schools and politics

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November 6, 2017

The intersection of public schools and politics

In the latest episode of We Love Schools, host Joel Gagne speaks with Eric Waldo, who was the Chief of Staff for President Obama’s Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, about public schools and politics. Waldo was the Executive Director for Reach Higher, an initiative started by Michelle Obama, and he is now the Executive Vice President for Education at Civic Nation.

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From the Podcast: The role of career centers in public education

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October 30, 2017

What’s the role of career centers in public education today?

In this latest episode of We Love Schools, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Bob Timmons, Superintendent of Polaris Career Center, about the role of career centers in public education.

Timmons discusses how career centers interact with K-12 districts and the future of career centers in public education. Polaris Career Center has shown tremendous growth in the last several years. Polaris Career Center’s enrollment has increased over the last four years by 155%.

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From the Podcast: Professional development in small and rural schools

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October 30, 2017

Creative ways to implement professional development in small and rural schools

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Carole Dorn-Bell discusses professional development in small and rural schools with Bill Wade, Superintendent of Kirtland Local Schools.

By narrowing the focus of their professional development programs, working closely with technology and sharing resources with larger school districts in the area, Kirtland Local Schools has been successfully implementing new professional development programs in its small school district.

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How your school can stay on message

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October 24, 2017

Overwhelmed? Here’s how your school can stay on message

It’s hard to concentrate on a single goal in an environment of 24-hour news and social media. From the White House to your school, everyone can struggle at times. How do you move a project and its messaging forward, in harmony, from start to finish? Here are a few ways how your school can stay on message.

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