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January 12, 2021

Opinion | Michigan, act like a 2-year-old: Continuously ask, ‘Why?’

This article by Tom Watkins, Centric Learning’s Educational Advisor to China, was first published at Bridge Michigan. We made it through 2020. Onward to 2021. We can take pride in Governor Whitmer’s leadership adapting to the unpredictable chaos that COVID-19 wrought on our state.  Our governor played a pivotal leadership role in forging change in spite of a divided partisan legislature that often acted without any federal support, guidance or planning.  Let’s face […]
December 16, 2020

Ron J. Stefanski talks to EdNews about Centric Learning

This interview was conducted by Jimmy Kilpatrick and published first on Education News. EdNews was pleased to catch up with Ron J. Stefanski to learn more about his focus during this global pandemic, which has sent a tsunami wave across our education system. Ron is currently executive director of sales, marketing and business development for Centric Learning and has been a thought leader in education for the past two decades. He […]
December 10, 2020

Quality online learning is possible

This article by Tom Watkins, Centric Learning’s Educational Advisor to China, was first published at The Detroit News. During this COVID-19 pandemic, children have been forced into remote learning. What has followed are parents pulling their hair out, kids who are bored and education faltering. There is a lot of finger-pointing among parents, policymakers, local school boards and superintendents about e-learning not delivering the education our children need and deserve. […]
November 30, 2020

As COVID Has Changed the World, So Will Remote Learning

This article by Tom Watkins, Centric Learning’s Educational Advisor to China and advisor for the Michigan-China Innovation Center, was first published at China US Focus. The world is like a kaleidoscope – full of constant and unpredictable change. Who could have imagined a global pandemic upsetting our world and turning everything and everyone on its head as 2020 began? Fast forward nearly a year later and our global landscape has […]
October 19, 2020

Covid and E-learning – Changing the World, a conversation with Tom Watkins

This article was first published by Jimmy Kilpatrick, Editor of EducationViews.org – Tom Watkins I recently caught up with Tom Watkins who was on the cutting edge of sensible school reform as Michigan’s state superintendent of schools, (2001-05) and remains so today, to take a look at remote/e-learning in the time of Covid.  Tom has perhaps one of the most eclectic careers serving in leadership roles in K-12 and preschool education, […]
September 15, 2020

Commentary: Biggest limitation to online learning may be our imagination

This article by Ron Stefanski, Executive Director of Centric Learning, was first published in Crain’s Detroit Business. – As we let our imagination play itself out regarding the upcoming school year, we need to ask ourselves: Are we going to see children getting a great education, or are they going to fall behind? For parents who balanced the demands of doing their jobs remotely this past spring with children underfoot, often watching […]
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