This Week in STEM: Three Women Leading the way in STEM

This Week in STEM: Three Women Leading the way in STEM

As the U.S. midterm elections come to a close, it’s exciting to see that 9 new scientists were elected to Congress, including an ocean expert, a nurse, and a biochemist. Also, a record number of women will serve in Congress with still a handful of elections to be determined. In celebration of the diversity that makes our world […]

This Week in STEM: NASA Pumpkins and the Math of Laughing

This Week in STEM: NASA Pumpkins and the Math of Laughing

Halloween is over and winter is coming, so feel free to distract yourself from the thought of snow by diving right in to enjoy our top picks for what’s going on This Week in STEM. So long, and thanks for all the planets NASA retires the Kepler Telescope, click the link above to learn more.  […]

When testing in education loses sight of the value of social studies

When testing in education loses sight of the value of social studies

Blog Contributed by Clare Brooks, Director of Social Studies 6-12 “The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it…History is literally present in all that we do.” James Baldwin.   Ask any social science teacher and they would wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Baldwin. So […]

Student Mental Health Needs to be a School Priority

Student Mental Health Needs to be a School Priority

Story Contributed by Christopher Murphy, Ed.D The rise of mental-health needs across the country puts principals in a position of making its support a priority. Whether the increase of our collective understanding of mental illness has caused the need for additional support or other biological or environmental causes at play are increasing the number of […]

Giving Tuesday: Giving back to your Community

Giving Tuesday: Giving back to your Community

As we gear up for the giving season, some of us are struggling to find the resources to give financially. The beauty of #GivingTuesday, though, is that it’s about so much more than donations. At Concept Central office, a group of us are in the process of planning a volunteer day. While we’re on the […]

Giving Tuesday: 5 Downloadable Resources to Get Your School Started

Giving Tuesday: 5 Downloadable Resources to Get Your School Started

The month of November is creeping up on us, so what does that mean? Giving Tuesday is just around the corner. For those of us who need a refresher on the story behind Giving Tuesday, let me give you the rundown.  Every year, on the 4th Thursday of November, families across the U.S. celebrate Thanksgiving. […]

This Week in STEM: Dog Science and the Moon Illusion

This Week in STEM: Dog Science and the Moon Illusion

Whether it’s dog science or the physics of clock-making, humans in STEM are kind of the coolest. Read on to get your weekly fill of what’s going on this week in STEM!  Do dogs understand what we say to them?                 What if we told you clocks care about […]

2018 MCPSA Conference: Strategic Marketing Campaigns

In this breakout session, Christopher Murphy, EdD, Chief Growth & Communications Officer for Concept Schools, shares the Concept’s communication and marketing guidelines and strategies. While generated at the CMO-level, these strategies are intended to be put into action at the school-level.    

Federal charter school program funding poised to reach highest levels 

Federal charter school program funding poised to reach highest levels 

Story Contributed by Christopher Murphy, Ed.D.   House and Senate appropriators reached agreement on a conference report for the Labor-Health & Human Services-Education (LHHSE) appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2019. The federal government is poised to provide $440 million for the federal Charter School Program (CSP). This is a substantial increase and marks the highest-ever […]