Gene A. Budig and Alan Heaps

Gene A. Budig and Alan Heaps

Gene A. Budig/Alan Heaps | Mental illness must not be ignored

Last month, an important date passed with too little notice. Oct. 10 was World Mental Health Day. Established in 1992, its objective is "raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health."

The day deserves our attention because the challenges we face in this domain are of epidemic proportion.

Gene A. Budig/Alan Heaps | Progress in education is a team effort

The opening of the upcoming school year is on the near horizon. Very soon, all of America's 100,000 public elementary, middle and high schools will have reopened their doors to 51 million students.

Gene A. Budig/Alan Heaps | Catching up with university leaders

Here are the results of recent discussions with a dozen college and university presidents.

On the elementary and secondary fronts, they believe teachers will continue leaving their posts. Some teachers are pursuing graduate degrees with thoughts of becoming higher-valued administrators.

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