Monthly Archives: December 2015

Our children are more than test scores

Dear Godfrey-Lee Community: Earlier this week, the State of Michigan released the M-STEP test results that our children in grades 3 through 8 and 11 completed last spring. We were excited to see the 11th grade English language arts proficiency … Continue reading

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HCD21 update: Identifying what makes our day difficult

You spend twenty-two years in military service retiring as a field grade officer in a combined-arms brigade, and you can’t help but think about vision and mission from an operational planning viewpoint. Aside from understanding the overall mission inside and … Continue reading

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State Board of Education adopts strategic goals to make Michigan a Top-10 education state

December 8, 2015 LANSING – The State Board of Education adopted Tuesday seven Strategic Goals to help make Michigan a Top 10 education state in 10 years. The goals were developed over the course of four months, following formal presentations … Continue reading

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HCD21 and Most Likely to Succeed: More than simply project-based learning

I’ve viewed the Most Likely to Succeed documentary ten times now with a variety of different groups. I first saw excerpts of it while visiting Albemarle County Public Schools last spring. Each time I view it I key in on different … Continue reading

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HCD21 Update: The Interview Phase

According to, “There’s no better way to understand the hopes, desires, and aspirations of those you’re designing for than by talking with them directly.” (The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design, 2015) Our HCD21 re-design team is heading into a … Continue reading

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Committee selects 2015 Hall of Fame members

In November, the Rebel Hall of Fame selection committee met to review nominations for the Class of 2015. Three individuals were selected who in the eyes of the committee met the criteria and made important contributions to Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, the … Continue reading

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