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Monthly Archives: July 2017

From the Podcast: The View from City Hall: A former mayor talks local schools

Children in classroom raising hands

July 31, 2017

In this episode, Mark Kingseed, former mayor of Centerville, Ohio, discusses the value of local governance in public schools, the future of community-based schools and the relationship between local schools and their communities.

Kingseed, who served as mayor of the Dayton-area community for 12 years beginning in 2003, says it’s critical that a city to work hand-in-hand with the local school board.

Strong schools make strong communities, he says, and help draw young families that put down roots for 20 or 30 years.

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How to Attract Relocating Families for the Upcoming School Year

How to Attract Relocating Families for the Upcoming School Year

July 19, 2017

Many families with children already know where they will attend school in the fall, but not everyone does. Some families may unexpectedly relocate due to new work opportunities or other changes in family circumstances. These families can suddenly find themselves searching for the best schools in late spring or even during summer vacation. Putting your best foot forward can improve the chances that relocating families will choose you. Follow these tips for recruiting and winning the favor of families in search of a new school for their students in the fall.


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From the Podcast: Communicating to our communities

Two women talking about their school district

July 17, 2017

This week, Meg Ansara, founding partner at 270 Strategies, talks with Joel Gagne about increasing engagement with the community, the importance of school principals and the future of public education.

Ansara credits her own education growing up in Massachusetts, as shaping her view on the topic.

“At a personal level, I feel like there’s no more important work than working on public education,” Ansara says. “I myself experienced as I got older so many of the opportunities that I received, as well as the sense of opportunity, really comes from the educational privilege that I got. For me that translates into a deep sense of responsibility in terms of making sure that every American child has the same great opportunity and access to a high-quality education.”

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From the Podcast: It’s summer time. Now is the time to plan for the fall!

Man on laptop at the beach

July 3, 2017

In this episode, Carole Dorn-Bell and Joel Gagne talk about how to use the summer to prepare for the upcoming school year.

The bottom line: It’s not wise to just turn off the lights or go on cruise control.

The less chaotic summertime can be a great chance to learn new forms of social media, prepare newsletters, conduct polling or manage outreach for an upcoming fall ballot.

“Summer goes away quickly, and so before you know it you are right on top of some of those publications and the need to get those out,” Dorn-Bell says. “So take advantage of the bit of luxury of time that you have with those and get those done.”

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