With its recent designation as a 21st Century Learning Exemplar in Gwinnett County Public Schools for 2017-18, Lanier Cluster Schools has a distinction that sets it apart from every other school cluster in Georgia.
The cluster – Sugar Hill Elementary, Sycamore Elementary, White Oak Elementary, Lanier Middle and Lanier High – was recently honored by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21) as an Exemplar Program, demonstrating “not just an adequate implementation of the Framework for 21st Century Learning, but also expertise in the elements of student agency, distributed leadership, a climate of achievement, engaged community and use of evidence and research.Read more...
As humans, we are typically adverse to change. While we understand that this change could be good for us, we often are reluctant to take the steps to get out of our comfort zone and start the process.
That is where a catalyst comes in and forces us to take action. At first we are scared, angry and do all we can to oppose the change. And sometimes, the catalyst is a blatant threat to our way of life. But even with this threat, a new hope and a renewed sense of purpose could emerge.
In the current attack on a world where we are beginning to understand the importance to live and work as one community no matter what race, religion or origin of birth, there is a catalyst that is trying to redirect our progress.
Our youth will emerge as the caring, purpose-driven leaders we all wish to be, not because they are smarter or better but because of the catalyst that has allowed them to take the action we have been reluctant to take ourselves.
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