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Learner-FocusedEducation

At the heart of the heroic journey in public education is the growing need to overcome the myriad student-centered challenges confronting schools and school systems today (Brown & Moffett, 1999). Every person (adult and student) in a school deserves to be known, valued, and inspired. The beauty of this phrase is its simplicity. The enactment of the phrase, however, proves to be very complex-a hero’s work. A student who is known, valued, and inspired by classroom teachers is not a student who spends time in the office getting to know the principal, nor does the student ever have to struggle academically or social-emotionally without support.