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Yesterday, I received this open letter from a well known disabled veteran in our community who wishes to remain anonymous, but would like to reach all of us. Please read, like and share his post as we quickly approach Veterans Day where we should honor all Veterans; especially those who continue to struggle… “An Open […]

“If we really wanted to help curb the low test scores and illiteracy in our country, our social safety nets need to cater and support expectant mothers of all races in our country.” Anthony Zelinko Recently, Frank Denton’s article, “The Magic Ingredient of Good Schools,” appeared in the Florida Times Union at Frank’s thesis  on what […]

    Many of you who know me well enough, know that I had been a teacher over the years, in very unique settings…specializng in the special needs of those students involved in gangs, incarceration and school expulsion. One of my students, a former Latin King member, transformed himself to a productive member of society […]

Since 1995, small businesses have generated 64 percent of new jobs, and paid 44 percent of the total United States private payroll, according to the SBA. So…Why aren’t we spending time teaching entrepreneurship in schools? Here are some thoughts from a former law enforcement investigator and commander, now an independent business owner… The lack of […] If every school principal gave this speech at the beginning of the next school year, America would be a better place. To the students and faculty of our high school: I am your new principal, and honored to be so. There is no greater calling than to teach young people. I would like to […]

  David Long @    Recently, I asked my associates in my Jax LinkedIn Groups this question, “What are the top 3 issues Jax businesses, city council and our citizenry need to address this year?” Many of us would agree that jobs, crime and education are high contenders.   Among all of the great comments I […]

There is a lot of talk recently about improving student performance in K-12 schools and I would suggest we begin with the thought…”The Home is the ultimate classroom.” Long gone are the days of “Leave it to Beaver” and “Ozzie and Harriett” templates for most families, now replaced by “The Modern Family” and “Desperate Housewives” versions. More than […]

  With an almost 39% increase of gang members in Jacksonville (2009-2010), There needs to be some quick “out of the box thinking” on the part of the schools. See the recent T-U article @ While spending most of my business career in Connecticut, I also worked with  schools’ pupil personnel departments in their Homebound divisions . Along with […]

AD AGE recently published, Why LinkedIn is the Social Network that will Never Die” @  Here are a few of my fellow First Connections’  LinkedIn success stories Michael Field Michael is one of my connections in Australia and is passionate and dedicated to the power of LinkedIn as described in his blog… Congratulations must go to LinkedIn […]

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