Advice for Betsy DeVos From Canada

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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 to put her stamp on … Read More

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

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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 and the Christian schools you … Read More

CACE Impacts Intermountain Christian

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Click here to see what good work CACE has been doing in partnership with Intermountain Christian School.  Our appreciation to Dordt University Professor Mark Volkers and Prairie Grass Films for this production!

CACE Impacts Valley Christian

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Click here to see what good work CACE has been doing in partnership with Valley Christian Schools. Our appreciation to Dordt University Professor Mark Volkers and Prairie Grass Films for this production!  

Graciously Unapologetic – A Renewed Way to Be in Christian Schools

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On Tuesday, September 20, CACE hosted a webinar with Deborah Benson, Superintendent at Parkview Christian Academy.  Benson discussed her recently published book Graciously Unapologetic: A Renewed Way to be in Christian Schools.  Deb said in response to a question during the webinar, “The core of our school is about getting on our knees and bringing each other to the throne of … Read More

Graciously Unapologetic – A New Way to Be

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Contemporary Christian day schools are filled with fear because Christ and something else have taken strong root. The results include dominating human-centered busy-work around ‘what to do’ to solve problems and concerns, and artificial constructs of control (i.e. exclusivity, legal rigidity, group norm, traditionalism, denominationalism, etc.) intended to soothe fears. Graciously Unapologetic was written to ‘out’ the fears that dominate … Read More

Biblical Magnification: A Potential Wolf

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“Microscopes, telescopes, binoculars, sighting scopes, and eyeglasses help us see something more clearly—magnified and focused for a purpose” (Reel, 2016, p. 136). In a previous blog, I introduced the concept of an innovation cascade. An innovation cascade is the premise that educational innovation must begin at the top of an organization and filter organically through the entire organization. The concept, … Read More

What’s Your Plan? Part 2 of a Conversation with Dan Beerens and Steven Levy

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In Part 2 of the CACE summer webinar series Dan Beerens and Steven Levy discuss how school leaders and teachers can use the summer to plan more effectively for the following school year. Part 1 was about “Ending Well” in celebrating the accomplishments of the school year and Part 3 will be about “Beginning Well” as we jump into the … Read More

Guns and Grace

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You don’t have to live in Chicago to know about the violence, gun violence and high murder rates concentrated in some of its most economically downtrodden neighborhoods. Sadly, it takes something like the violence in Orlando to move the Chicago stories off the front page of the newspapers. A recent magazine article in the New York Times focused on Chicago’s … Read More

Wineskins, Wolves, and Innovation

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Matthew 9:17 – “Neither is new wine put into old wineskins. If it is, the skins burst and the wine is spilled and the skins are destroyed. But new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved” (English Standard Version). At first blush, the Biblical principle in Matthew 9:17 doesn’t appear to relate to leadership. After all, … Read More