Michael Keany
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I am pleased to work with my friend and colleague Bill Brennan on the creation of this new resource for educational leaders. After a career of 34 years in public education (21 as principal of a middle school and a high school), my "retirement" has really been a "resetting" of my life. I greatly enjoy my work as a consultant, especially helping and mentoring new school leaders.
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Nassau County NY, Suffolk County NY

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Can We Talk About Change Without Hurting Feelings? by Will Richardson

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 10:57am 0 Comments

Can We Talk About Change Without Hurting Feelings?

by Will Richardson

“Last night, George Couros Tweeted this:

“I think when we say things like ‘school is broken’ it really demeans the hard work of so many educators who make school awesome everyday.”

As I would have expected, it was retweeted and favorited widely. The sentiment is, of course,…


Fareed Zakaria: America's obsession with STEM education dangerous

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 3:06pm 0 Comments

Fareed Zakaria: America's obsession with STEM education dangerous

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Are teachers allowed enough freedom to take risks with curriculum? By Allie Gross

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 3:03pm 0 Comments

Are teachers allowed enough freedom to take risks with curriculum?


How Can Successful School Improvement Ideas Be Taken to Scale? by Catherine Lewis

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 9:59am 0 Comments

How Can Successful School Improvement Ideas Be Taken to Scale?

In this article in Educational Researcher, Catherine Lewis (Mills College School of Education) asks why a number of good ideas for improving student achievement are not “scaling up” – that is, having an impact beyond a small number of successful classrooms and schools. Other fields (including health care and automobile manufacturing) have brought about major gains in quality by…


How Schools Can Help Push Back the Age of Childbearing by Michael Petrilli

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 9:57am 0 Comments

How Schools Can Help Push Back the Age of Childbearing

In this article in Education Next, Michael Petrilli of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute asks what U.S. schools can do about the growing number of out-of-wedlock births and the well-documented travails of children raised in single-parent homes. “This may seem like a ridiculous question,” he concedes. How can schools possibly affect a problem with such deep roots? Shouldn’t schools limit…


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At 11:06am on February 25, 2014, Tonie McDonald said…

Dear Mike - Thanks for the informative and passionate address you gave in Plainedge last evening. 

At 10:25am on November 19, 2013, Anthony S Cali said…
Hi Mike,

Thanks for invite!

Tony Cali
At 3:49pm on September 7, 2013, geri e pesko said…
Hi Michael.. I am a certified Special Educator looking for a full time job.. Not easy!! Is the seminar you are holding have any opportunities for jobs??
Geri Pesko
At 3:05pm on November 27, 2012, Christine Calabrese said…

Hi Michael,

       I just noticed that you live in Huntington, so do I! 

       How nice that you are continuing your impact in education with this forum.


At 1:05pm on August 23, 2012, Saundra W. Simonee said…

I am honored to accept your invitation and will also include you in my linkin network. Saundra

At 8:30pm on July 8, 2012, jessica bradford baker said…

Thank you.  Have been enjoying the site! Jessica

At 12:59pm on June 27, 2012, Miriam Flynn said…

Thank you - this site is wonderful!!!  Miriam Flynn

At 10:38am on February 3, 2012, Lawrence Butti said…

Hi Mike-


I would like to post a "Call for Program Proposals" for the 2012 NYSEC Conference.  What would be the best way to do that so that it is seen by all members?



Larry Butti

At 5:49pm on January 22, 2012, Mary Fitzpatrick said…

Hi Mike, I am a member. Mary Fitzpatrick

At 7:47pm on January 19, 2012, Patrick Mannion said…

Thanks! I am looking forward to participating in this virtual community.







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