As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington today, we are reminded that much work remains to be done to make sure every child has the opportunity to succeed in life. Investing in early education is one way to make meaningful progress toward that goal.
I have taught many workshop and conference sessions about facilitating change in organizations. In these classes we spend a great deal of time talking about why you need to be a change agent and how to go about succeeding in bringing about change. We review specific strategies for overcoming resistance to change. In fact, I was hired into my current job primarily because of my "expertise" in this particular area of management.
In late April, California celebrated school bus driver day. Pete Meslin, director of transportation for Newport-Mesa Unified School District in Orange County, has worked with and around school bus drivers for almost his entire career.