Florida superintendent blogs and gets hundreds of comments

Florida's St. Petersburg Times hosts a lively school superintendent blog from Piniellas County Schools.
Stephen Baker

Thanks to Julie, in comments, for pointing to a superintendent's blog in Florida. Clayton Wilcox, superintendent of Piniellas County Schools, uses the blog to get the word out--and to get feedback. On one post, I see, he got 600 comments. He swears he reads them all, but adds:

Please know that I am reading all of the posts and emails that you are sending me ... thanks ... I think ... and to those of you who are posting and then emailing me with the post ... you can stop ... really ... Clayton

I wish our superintendent in Montclair, NJ, had a blog like this. Also, it's worth noting that the St. Petersburg Times hosts the blog. One more way for newspapers to extend their franchise and relevance online, and to serve their communities. They offer other high school blogs. One is by a 17-year-old preparing to head off to college.

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