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Author: Rafael Baptista

Professional Growth Thus far this summer, the majority of my blog posts have focused on the some of the innovations going on in Catawba County and big-picture lessons to be learned from those innovations. But for today’s entry, I wanted … Continued

Author: Lena Geraghty

Last week was full of PWE activities. On top of the usual time I spend at the Alameda Free Library, I participated in a library board of trustees meeting and met with the assistant city manager about performance measurement at … Continued

Author: Joseph Beasley

A lot has been happening since my last update. I continue to meet with City staff who give me one-on-one tours of operations and facilities. Department heads have also shared management philosophies, challenges, successes, and plans for the future. Transportation Director Joe … Continued

Author: Brittany Clark

After a month plus of interviews, we had our meeting to review everyone’s findings and identify themes for improvement within our Head Start program. For some reason, I found it relieving that there were specific items people consistently identified as … Continued

Author: Kasey El-Chayeb

Happy Independence Day! It’s a short week due to the holiday and I’m happy to say I’ve got some great plans to celebrate. I can’t think of a better place to spend the Fourth of July than in the nation’s … Continued

Author: Brittany Clark

I hope everyone had a great fourth of July weekend! Apparently, we have reached the time of the summer for data analysis at Head Start. The self-assessment summaries have been turned in and I have started to review them for … Continued

Author: Lena Geraghty

My PWE supervisor, the library director has been on vacation the last two weeks. Before she left, we would have twice weekly check-ins in which we discussed the progress I was making and the next steps to take. I really … Continued

Author: Kasey El-Chayeb

In January 2014, President Obama requested a study on big data and a working group was created. The Department of Commerce has worked closely on this project and the creation of the “Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values” report. Last … Continued

Author: Michael Silver

This summer I thought it would be a good idea for my intern and I to work on a research project together. Believing it would be fun for a student to research a topic that interests them and involving my … Continued

Author: Rafael Baptista

Keys to the First Year Experience Last week the wonderful Susan Austin (our beloved Career Services Director) came to Newton to do my mid-summer site visit to ensure that I was causing minimal damage to the UNC MPA program reputation. … Continued

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