Brief programming note: part of the reason why my blog-writing has been lagging this semester is because I had two major talks to prepare in the last few months. One of them was a presentation about a month ago at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, and I will be joining them this summer as the director of the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation. It has been a marvelous 18 years, and I will miss my friends and colleagues at USF even as I look forward to taking up the new post.
I have seen plenty of change in USF and in Florida since coming here in 1996, and I have discussed many of them on this blog. I expect to continue commenting on education in Florida, add some about Arizona, and other places as well. During the move and my first few months, this blog may be less active than at other times, but I hope to carve out enough time to get back to regular blogging by the end of 2014.