“What are some real/practical solutions to the Ferguson issue and the Fergusons across the nation?” That’s a huge question. My friend posed it on Facebook and said she is collecting answers. I have one average to huge sized answer. It does not address all of the facets of the issue, the history and the complex…

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Our current education system has changed little since the industrial revolution in America. The system as it exists was designed to meet the needs of a society that existed over 100 years ago. Designed by business leaders to meet the needs of the new booming factory town times in America, schools were built to meet the…

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Amy Carrier will be delivering the mid-day keynote address at the 2014 INSPIRE conference in Norwood, MA on October 23, 2014. She will speak on developing high-value partnerships that teach students real-world skills and prepare them for success in life after graduation. As part of her talk, Amy will engage two leaders from education and business on…

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This list is for everyone. Teachers, school leaders, coaches, parents, community members, students… basically anyone who has ever known, loved or been a kid. If that’s you, read on. Wherever you are heading this September, I recommend you pack these attitudes in your backpack/briefcase/Louis Vuitton/lunchbox. And I suggest packing them along side your self-confidence (they’re already…

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Which kids are at risk? All of them. The list of challenges, pressures, tests, emotional triggers, societal dictates and stressors is longer than ever. Every child is susceptible. Every kid is in need of support. Every child goes through a period when they rebel against their parents; this is a part of exploring self, freedom and…

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Follow Amy Carrier on LinkedIn. I am a contributing writer on LinkedIn.com. Please read my first piece on school shootings, spurred by this week’s tragic 74th shooting since Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. Be sure to follow me on LinkedIn for more articles on education. Most recent: The New Childhood: Living In An…

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I had another more theoretical blog in the works for June but one more school shooting breaking news headline is taking over my head and my heart right now. I’m feeling quite desperate and so are countless parents and family members of children at Reynolds High School in Portland, Oregon right now. I am at…

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