Author Archives: Cliff Laird

Checking In

Thanks for taking the time to catch up with me on my PUSLE assignment. I appreciated the many comments on my previous blog (“Remembering my Educational Influence”) and enjoyed reading the stories you shared of your inspirational role models. For this blog I want to provide a general overview of the program that I’m supporting, […]

August 13

Remembering my Educational Influence…

Five weeks into my PULSE assignment with the Philadelphia Education Fund and for some reason I’m thinking a lot about my late father. After some train ride reflection, I think I know why. My father was a true believer in the importance of an education. He was the 2ndmember of his family to ever receive […]

An American Hero and an Example of STEM Education: Sally Ride

One of my blog followers, Brian L., forwarded me this LINK regarding the recent death of an American hero, Astronaut Sally Ride. Clearly a remarkable woman who modeled for future generations of women that the “sky is the limit” literally. As I work on my PULSE assignment with the Philadelphia Education Fund, my specific role is to support the “Math & […]

Listening, Learning & Reflecting at the Philadelphia Education Fund: Week 1 Thoughts

Listening, Learning & Reflecting at the Philadelphia Education Fund: Week 1 July 13, 2012 The goals for my first week at the Philadelphia Education Fund (PEF) were pretty straightforward: listen, learn and reflect. LISTENING: My primary goal was and will continue to be to get to know the people who work here. They carry the […]