Arlington Schools at the Core of BusinessWeek Award

This interview, sponsored by Don Peterson realtor Jennifer Bixby (, features the superintendent of Arlington’s Public School system, Lynn Johnson. Her dialogue with WOWBIZ host Lynn Hinderaker helps viewers understand why BusinessWeek named Arlington, Nebraska, the “second-best place to raise a child in America.”

Johnson explains that her mission is to unleash the specialness that resides in each of her students. That involves a broadening strategy that is, at its heart, an individualistic, creative process. She insists that high academic performance is just the beginning of maturation; Arlington’s willingness to collaborate with the teachers and support school activities after hours is inspiring. An especially interesting segment involves how Arlington students are given the opportunity to cultivate resilience in the face of failure.