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The Partners Blog2021-10-14T15:57:39+00:00

The Partners Blog

The Partners Blog is written primarily by Partners’ executive director Richard Lemons. Through these letters, Richard shares resources, tools, and research relevant to leading organizations, prompting large-scale instructional improvement, and disrupting inequity.

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1810, 2021

In Partnership of Your Vision

October 18, 2021|

Over the last eighteen months, I have logged long hours observing and working closely with numerous school district leaders.  In the early months, my first impression was sincere appreciation--appreciation for stress, the hours logged, the unanticipated challenges of COVID,  and the constant uncertainty.  My appreciation and admiration remain. In addition, I’ve
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2605, 2021

In Honor of Dudley Williams, Model of Public Service

May 26, 2021|

On May 21, 2021, Dudley Williams, Board Chair of the CT Center for School Change, died after a long battle with cancer. Dudley was a consummate leader, guiding the Center's board with grace, seriousness, humor, and vision.  Under his leadership, the Center transitioned between two Executive Directors, expanded its reach, and
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2203, 2021

Stand with the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

March 22, 2021|

Last Tuesday, eight people lost their lives in three Atlanta-area shootings.  The victims’ names are Delania Ashley Yaun, Hyun Jung Grant, Soon Chung Park, Suncha Kim, Yong Ae Yue, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, and Daoyou Feng. Six of the victims were of Asian descent.  This mass murder has captured media
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103, 2021

Looking Beyond the Pandemic

March 1, 2021|

Events of the last year have many of us contemplating the future of public education.  This is both healthy and necessary.  A year into the pandemic, we’ve learned much about both technology and the centrality of schools in the lives of young people.  But “returning to school” or “embracing instructional technology”
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1802, 2021

Thank you, Richard, for everything.

February 18, 2021|

In Memoriam:  Richard F. Elmore (1953-2021) Last Wednesday, the field of education lost one of its most energetic champions as well as one of its most insightful and constructive critics.  Richard F. Elmore, retired professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, passed away last week, leaving behind a rich and
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306, 2020

Making Sense of It All

June 3, 2020|

It is June 3, 2020.  Days into protests across the nation and world, human beings are angry, confused, frustrated, and in pain.[i] Today I sat down to pen a statement on behalf of CT Center for School Change, but I struggled. During the last several days, I’ve used writing as a
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