A recent article in Forbes written by Chris Myers, Cofounder and CEO of BodeTree, accentuates the invaluable role a mentor can play in shaping a young professionals future. In the article, Myers notes the many benefits mentorship can offer, from both personal and professional guidance, to business opportunities, leads and connections.
Recently, Gallup conducted a survey of more than 1,200 public school district superintendents across the nation in hopes of gaining a more comprehensive understanding of their perceptions and opinions on the top issues facing U.S. schools. When it came to the question of measuring a school’s “effectiveness” in producing successful and effective graduates, superintendents pointed less toward traditional indicators of success, like the different paths taken by students post-graduation, and more toward abstract indicators, such as a student’s hope for what’s possible in the future. In fact, 80% of the education leaders surveyed consider hope a “very important” measure of a public school’s effectiveness.