Articles by tag: Kevin Dougherty

Prioritizing School Safety: The Value of Two-Way Radios in School Administration

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School safety is at the top of educational institutions’ minds, but the debate on the most effective communication tools within these systems for prioritizing school safety is more relevant than ever. Amidst rising concerns over emergency responsiveness and daily operational efficiency, two-way radios have emerged as a crucial asset in school administration. These…

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Schools Must Dig Deep with Root Cause Analysis to Truly Tackle Absenteeism

As the U.S. grapples with a rising tide of chronic absenteeism in schools, a phenomenon exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, educational leaders are faced with a pivotal challenge. With the shift to online learning during the pandemic, students and parents questioned the efficacy and necessity of traditional schooling structures, leading to increased absentee rates…

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Thoughts on Effectively Equipping Educators for Impact

The demands of an increasingly complex education landscape increase the need for effectively equipping educators to transform the learning environment. This episode of Just Thinking, with host Kevin Dougherty, examines this pressing issue with Dr. Sam Nix, the Chief of Schools for the Duncanville Independent School District. Dr. Nix offers a wealth of experience…

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Just Thinking…About Edgar. Effective Grant Management in Education with Cory Green

Grant management in education takes center stage in a compelling discussion on Just Thinking, where host Kevin Dougherty engages with Cory Green, the Associate Commissioner for Grant Compliance and Administration at the Texas Education Agency (TEA). This insightful conversation sheds light on the intricacies and challenges of overseeing state and federal grant programs within…

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CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT and COMPLIANCE in LOUISIANA SCHOOLS

Balancing continuous improvement and compliance for student success is crucial in the educational landscape, particularly within Louisiana’s schools. This topic forms the core of an engaging conversation between Just Thinking host Kevin Dougherty and Gleacia Durand, a Professional Learning Specialist at 806 Technologies. Their discussion offers insights into the significance of setting strategic goals…

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JUST THINKING…Talking CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT with Lesli Laughter

Innovative planning and continuous improvement in education stands at the forefront of school improvement, a strategic linchpin that propels institutions toward a future of achievement and excellence. At the heart of this transformation is adopting a continuous improvement mindset, where educators and administrators constantly seek better strategies and outcomes for their students. Just Thinking…

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Just Thinking’s Latest Episode: A Refined Focus on Simplicity in EdTech for Modern Education

In an insightful episode of ‘Just Thinking,’ host Kevin Dougherty engages with Alfonso Mendoza, host of My EdTech Life, to discuss the transformative power of EdTech in modern education. The discussion highlights Mendoza’s unexpected journey into teaching and his subsequent passion for integrating technology into education. Mendoza, an instructional technologist, shares his 18-year journey in…

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Ensuring Excellence: Jonathan Yu’s Commitment to Quality Control
June 15, 2024

Meet Jonathan Yu, the meticulous Quality Control Manager at Rentex, Philadelphia. Jonathan helps to ensure project success for Rentex customers by keeping all equipment is in tip-top shape. With the precision of a Jedi, he maintains the highest standards of quality and reliability, bringing unparalleled dedication his role. Join us in celebrating Jonathan’s hard work…

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Resilience in Action: Rodney Krantz’s Operational Expertise
June 15, 2024

Meet Rodney Krantz, the dynamic Operations Manager at Rentex Las Vegas. Rodney thrives in the bustling environment of Las Vegas, expertly managing operations with remarkable resilience and determination. His journey as a cancer survivor adds to his strength and dedication, inspiring those around him. Join us in celebrating Rodney’s unwavering commitment and the vibrant energy…

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Mastering Multitasking: Garrett Millar’s Warehouse Leadership
June 15, 2024

Meet Garrett Millar, the adept Warehouse Manager at Rentex, Las Vegas. Garrett excels at multitasking, expertly juggling numerous responsibilities to ensure smooth and efficient operations. His ability to handle diverse tasks with precision and agility keeps the warehouse running seamlessly. Join us in celebrating Garrett’s dedication and the exceptional management skills he brings to our…

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Tech-Savvy Leadership: Robert Zicarelli’s Warehouse Expertise
June 15, 2024

Meet Robert Zicarelli, the diligent Assistant Warehouse Manager at Rentex Las Vegas. Robert excels in maintaining efficient warehouse operations with a keen eye for detail and organization. His strategic approach to challenges is as meticulous as fine-tuning a high-performance car. Join us in celebrating Robert’s dedication and the innovative energy he brings to our Las…

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Unleashing Educator Brilliance: Transformative Thought Leadership in Education
November 27, 2023

In an era where education stands at the crossroads of tradition and innovation, the potential value of thought leadership becomes the guiding star for progress. “Just Thinking” dives into this potential with host Kevin Dougherty and guest Evan Edwards, a Professional Learning Specialist at 806 Technologies who exemplifies the transformative impact of visionary guidance…

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Redefining Readiness: Charting The Course for Education in a Post-Pandemic World
November 22, 2023

Charting the course for education in the post-pandemic era is more than timely; it’s imperative. The traditional education system faces challenges in adapting to a rapidly changing world. Only 35 percent of U.S. fourth-grade students tested as proficient readers during the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress, and the global pandemic worsened the situation….

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As California Phases Out SATs, What Should Schools Test Next?
August 25, 2021

The standardized testing purge continues, with school districts and universities in California, Colorado, Texas, and more, distancing themselves further from the weight of standardized testing metrics during the K-12 pipeline as well as during the college admissions process. The University of California system, for example, has put a definite end to SAT or ACT…

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