There might be a disease making its way through your school district. It sounds like something you might pick up from summer camp. What is it? Mission creep.

Typically, mission creep has infected nonprofit organizations that rely on grant funding for part of their budget. Though I haven't heard any district grant writers raise an alarm about this phenomenon, after reading a recent article I started wondering how prevalent mission creep might be in education.

What is mission creep? Originally applied to military operations, the term refers to the expansion of a project beyond its original...

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