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GoodRight

Doing good is harder than not. Adopting good habits is more difficult than the opposite. Choosing service over self-interest is an extremely onerous commitment. Creating ecologically sustainable systems is tougher than consumptive practice. Insisting on fairness and...

DisasterFoilers

We make thousands of decisions each day. The higher up the leadership ladder we reside, the number of decisions grows. Well-crafted policy and ethical judgment are key to making sound and consequential decisions. Those are foundational to efficacious day-to-day...

With-It-Ness

The best leaders I know are With-It kind of people. And not only in the usual sense that they're up to speed and paying attention. With-It leaders understand that important work is never doneΒ alone. Thus, they continually express an inclusive message of team effort,...

Thought Leaders

Jul 15 2024

GoodRight

Doing good is harder than not. Adopting good habits is more difficult than the opposite. Choosing service over self-interest is an extremely onerous commitment....
Jul 09 2024

DisasterFoilers

We make thousands of decisions each day. The higher up the leadership ladder we reside, the number of decisions grows. Well-crafted policy and ethical judgment are key...
Jul 02 2024

With-It-Ness

The best leaders I know are With-It kind of people. And not only in the usual sense that they're up to speed and paying attention. With-It leaders understand that...
Jun 24 2024

Non-Solvers

Every team seems to have at least one member intent upon being the Non-Solver, the one who identifies problems then sits back to let others try to figure out how to...
Jun 17 2024

ManipuFluence

Causing others to think and act is a fundamental responsibility of leadership. Some choose to engage in those causative acts through manipulation, others through...
Jun 10 2024

ServantStewardship

Much has been written about the concept of Servant Leadership. Whole books. Many whole books, in fact. Some of the most emulatable Servant Leaders I know demonstrate...
May 28 2024

BetterBitter

Some folks I know work intentionally, daily, relentlessly to get BETTER. Almost everyone I know that fits that description does so through a disciplined, continual...
May 20 2024

AssumpXploration

Being stuck is a common experience. We get stuck as individuals, and we get stuck as organizations. Getting unstuck is tricky business because it requires... Careful...
May 13 2024

ProgressionAilments

Most organizations exist to accomplish something important. Most people who work in organizations want their organization to succeed (even if it's for purely selfish...
May 06 2024

Obitu-Leader

Volumes have been written about what does and doesn't make a good leader. To be sure, there are many moving parts to being an effective leader. And, constantly changing...

Teacher & Student Features

Mar 11 2024

Ready-gation

Impactful work is always complex. It's always difficult. And it's always too much! When we choose to do impactful work, we absolutely must do it as a team. What happens...
2023 CEN Challenge First Tech Challenge Participants Holding Banners
Sep 06 2023

We Hosted the Inaugural CEN FIRST Robotics Challenge at Roscoe Collegiate ISD.

We had the pleasure of hosting the inaugural CEN FIRST Robotics Challenge at Roscoe Collegiate ISD. A total of 9 teams competed from Venus ISD, Sunray Collegiate ISD,...
CEN Teacher Orientation
Sep 06 2023

New Teacher Orientation at Hamlin ISD

New Teacher Orientation is off to a great start at Hamlin ISD today!
Congratulating College Graduates Class of 2023
Sep 05 2023

CEN Network Graduates Receive Their Associate’s Degree!

Did you know that many CEN district seniors graduate high school with their Associate's degrees, most times before they ever walk the stage to receive their high school...
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Sep 05 2023

A Packed Week at Harvard University for Hamlin Collegiate Independent School District and CEN leaders

WOW! What a packed week Hamlin Collegiate Independent School District and CEN leaders have had at Harvard University! These individuals were selected among 50 others...
Students Exploring VR Headsets at the Library
Sep 05 2023

Career Coaches From PC2 Pathways to College Careers Visit Cumby ISD

Career Coaches from PC2 Pathways to College Careers visited Cumby ISD back in May to provide a virtual reality experience. The headsets worn by students allowed them to...
Students Touring WP Enterprise Center
Sep 05 2023

P-Tech Interns Attend the Ogallala Common’s Orientation

P-Tech interns from Floydada Independent School District recently attended the Ogallala Common's Orientation in Amarillo at the WT Enterprise Center. Here's to a GREAT...
Students, Teachers & Faculty at Freer ISD Culture Training Kick-Off
Sep 05 2023

Freer ISD Culture Training Kick-Off

Freer ISD Culture Training kicked off the day with a rousing welcome from the band! What a great way to start a day full of insightful training!
Dr. Larry Polk Delivering an Inspirational Message to New Teachers at Colorado ISD
Sep 05 2023

Dr. Larry Polk Delivered an Inspirational Message to New Teachers at Colorado ISD

Dr. Larry Polk delivered an inspirational message to new teachers at Colorado ISD wrapping up their New Teacher Orientation yesterday!
Jun 26 2023

Savannah – Year 13/14 PTECH Student

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Media & Press

May 31 2024

Now Hiring: FAFSA Completion Drive Coach

Job Title: FAFSA Completion Drive Coach Location: Rural Communities Job Type: Contract (Mid-June to August)* *short term contract position* Overview of Collegiate...
Apr 24 2024

Collegiate Edu-Nation (CEN) Announces Key Leadership Appointments to Enhance Curriculum and Instructional Support

Collegiate Edu-Nation (CEN), a leading educational network dedicated to empowering rural communities, announces the appointment of two distinguished educators to its...
Apr 11 2024

City of Abilene Partners with Collegiate Edu-Nation to Champion Adult Education and Workforce Development through National League of Cities and CAEL Initiative

  [ABILENE, TX, April 11, 2024] – The City of Abilene, in a significant move to bridge the educational and career achievement gaps within its adult population,...
Apr 05 2024

Empowering Rural Futures: CEN’s P-20 Rural Network Addresses Wind Energy Workforce Needs in West Texas

A recent article on wind energy has underscored the potential for workforce development in West Texas in this critical industry, alongside certain challenges for...
Apr 05 2024

Collegiate Edu-Nation Continues Organizational Evolution with Strategic C-Level Restructuring

[ROSCOE, TX - APRIL 4, 2024] - Collegiate Edu-Nation (CEN), a trailblazing force in rural educational advancement, announces a restructuring of its C-level staff to...
Mar 28 2024

Ten Community-Based Collaboratives Recognized as Exemplars in Education with Grants from Carnegie Corporation of New York

Mar 28 2024

West Texas A&M University earns Carnegie Grant for Rural Education Initiative program

Mar 28 2024

Rural Education Initiative Launched through WT Earns Major Carnegie Grant

Mar 27 2024

White Deer ISD tackles enrollment drop with new education and sports programs

Mar 18 2024

Digital Equity Champions for All Learners: Lytle High School P-Tech Program Builds Career-Ready Digital Skills

Collegiate Edu-Nation

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