Webinar – Welcoming Students of All Abilities at Your School (Part 2)

  In this second webinar on the topic of inclusive education, co-hosts Dan Beerens, CACE Fellow, and Elizabeth Lucas Dombrowski, executive director of CLC Network, explore biblical support for, and practical realities involved with, implementing inclusive education in Christian schools. They are joined by two school administrator panelists, Brian Koetje and Carolyn Beall, who share …

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Advice for Betsy DeVos From Canada

This essay originally appeared in Education Week Vo. 36, No.20 on February 2017. It is reprinted here with the permission of the author. Good public education doesn’t require uniformity The newly confirmed U.S. secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, will take office during a tumultuous time in American education. As a school-choice advocate, she is well-positioned …

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Mastering the Master Schedule: Fulfill Your School’s Mission Part 1: The Set-up

Introduction Every February, my focus begins to shift. We’ve gotten into the second semester at our high school and now, my attention goes to planning for the next school year. The most arduous and intensive component of planning for the upcoming year is always tied to building the master schedule. I secretly love the process. …

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Inclusive Education: Envisioning the Opportunity for Christian Schools (Part 4 of the Welcoming Students of All Abilities at Your School Series)

In a time that values speed, efficiency, success, independence, individual achievement, and “easy”, the Christian school must choose an alternative story – the story of shalom to guide our work. Christian schools exist to point kids to Christ, to help them understand what Christ valued through his life and ministry, and to increase their desire …

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Webinar – Embracing Everyday Diversity (Part 1): Moving from Head to Heart

Diversity and Inclusion have become intellectual pursuits, and unfortunately where most change happens is not in the head but in the HEART!  In the first part of his series “Embracing Everyday Diversity” Justin Jones-Fosu shares his thoughts on moving our understanding of diversity from the head to the heart to pursue meaningful change in your personal life …

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