One of the many challenges facing public charter schools today is finding, and affording, a physical home for the school. Many schools have taken the path of reusing existing buildings – empty buildings that have lost their market value and can be obtained at bargain prices. But buyer beware – don’t be fooled by a great price! Don’t purchase anything before conducting thorough due diligence and evaluating the true limits and costs of what the site and building have to offer your school. READ MORE
About twice a year, my friend Ron Gulledge and I will do what we call “Playing Hooky.” Like when you were in high school and skipped a day, we will take a day off on a Friday to take a hike and get back to nature.
This past Friday, we went to Kings Mountain National Park. In this day and age of the high pressure workplace and being overwhelmed by technology, these hooky days have had a recharging affect. Nature has a way to bring peace and calm to you through its wonders, simplicity, beauty, and solitude. We learn, reflect, observe, exercise, and remind ourselves there is a whole world out there that is often ignored. READ MORE