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April 4th, 2012

By: Marcia Rausch and Jeff Smith Mileposts 2012.1 New Release! As of April 3rd, the latest and greatest version of the Mileposts™ Program is rolling out into all of our districts.  Listening to our members guides our thinking and actions in terms of new features and enhancements for each release.  Included in this release are the Common Core Standards, new Mileposts™ manuals, a blog feature, a new section for district news, and links to some…   Read…

March 23rd, 2012

By: Dr. Stan Olson On February 16-21, our Silverback team descended on Houston, Texas for the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) annual conference and the winter meeting of the Education Research and Development Institute (ERDI.) The Last AASA Ever? This will indeed be the last stand-alone AASA conference.  Starting in spring of 2013, AASA will combine with the National School Boards Association (NSBA) conference.  The AASA conference was quite a bit smaller this session than in…   Read…

March 15th, 2012

By: Cathy Ellingsworth Educators are feeling more pressure than ever before due to increased accountability measures, from the lingering No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) to the current hotbed of discussion around performance-based pay.  The Silverback Mileposts™ program was not created as a result of these initiatives; however it was created to address the same underlying dilemma that educators have faced ever since the chalk screeched across the first blackboard:  How do we maximize achievement…   Read…

March 9th, 2012

By: Marcia Rausch and Dan Bofenkamp On February 13th, coinciding with the Idaho Association of School Administrators (IASA) Superintendents Conference, Silverback Learning Solutions welcomed over 85 customers and guests to our first-ever Mileposts Thank You Dinner at the Stueckle Sky Center, high atop Boise State Bronco Stadium.  We co-hosted the dinner with Premier Insurance, and would like to especially thank Tim Black, Pete Cavender, and the entire team at Premier for all they lend to our…   Read…

March 8th, 2012

Dr. Jim Lewis Welcome to Silverback Central, our official company blog. Silverback Central will keep you updated on our latest software releases and product tips, as well as the reflections of our management team as we travel the country and talk with educators.  Our hope is that Silverback Centralbecomes a wide open dialogue on the objectives and challenges that we face together in education.  If you are on our Mileposts™ platform, you’ll soon be able to access this blog…   Read…

March 5th, 2012

By: Rudi Lewis It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come.  Ten years ago, Dr. Jim Lewis and his staff at Blaine County School District in Idaho’s Wood River / Sun Valley area made a pact with 3,200 students and their parents: Let’s form a team of accountability around each student in the district, so that not one student falls through the cracks.  Together they envisioned and created Mileposts™, a revolutionary program that allowed educators…   Read…

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