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Center of Opportunity Atlas

Center of Opportunity Atlas

Jim Walter Superintendent Clare Schools When I left Clare in the fall of 1991 and my dad dropped me off at college, I wasn’t certain what my college major or…

Next Generation Pioneers

Next Generation Pioneers

Jim Walter Superintendent Clare Schools Modern parenting isn’t for the faint of heart. Neither is teaching in this new era. But there’s certainly always hope, and we really do have…

A Year To Remember & A Look Head

A Year To Remember  & A Look Head

Jim Walter Superintendent Clare Schools The 2018-2019 school year is closed, and what a year it was! We were self-declared state champions in the great snow day wars, we managed…

That Time Of Year

Jim Walter Superintendent Clare Schools It’s that time of year!  School is winding down for the year, though we’ve still got some time left thanks to Mother Nature this past…

Equip for Success

Equip for Success

Jim Walter Superintendent Clare Schools Life is full of hard things. And I do mean full of them! Learning to walk, growing up, becoming a good friend or even a…

Depression & Anxiety

Depression & Anxiety

Jim Walter, Superintendent Clare Public Schools More and more we’re learning about the pressures our teenagers face, regardless of their demographic group, in our middle & high schools and in…

Evaluating Our Schools

Evaluating Our Schools

In the wee hours of the night in late December, the Michigan Legislature passed a bill that will require each school to receive a letter grade of A-F not later…

Responsibility, a time- traveling pursuit

Responsibility, a time- traveling pursuit

I recently had the pleasure to sit with two former educators for a while and discuss some matters pertaining to CPS.  It was a good discussion, each of us gaining…

The Things That Matter Most.

The Things That Matter Most.

“Lucky” doesn’t begin to describe my childhood. Oh, my parents weren’t perfect, but my family life was as good as it could be. Mom and dad “got it.” They valued…

Positive relationships

Positive relationships

You don’t have to be a clinical researcher to understand the power of positive relationships and their influence on student achievement…but researchers do confirm it!  The involved relationships between parent…

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