February 23rd, 2011

“If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you’ve arrived?” This statement is obviously pre-GPS technology, but I think you know where we’re going with this… At SPARK, we’re big believers in instructional alignment.  Sure, we have Standards, benchmarks, yearly plans, assessment tools, and activities, pedagogy, and equipment to coordinate.  Sheesh, […]

SPARK Supports White House Task Force Report on Childhood Obesity

May 19th, 2010

In February, First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Let’s Move! campaign to solve the childhood obesity epidemic within one generation. As part of this effort, President Barack Obama established the Task Force on Childhood Obesity to develop and implement an inter agency plan that details a coordinated strategy, identifies key benchmarks, and outlines an action […]

The End of an Era: Peter Savitz Retires

March 2nd, 2010

Ho-hum.  The last weekend in February usually passes without much fanfare.  This year – 2010 — was different. Wendy and I flew to Atlanta to honor a friend and colleague as he transitioned from full time work to retirement; and I want to tell you about it. Our friend is Peter Savitz, the President of […]