Well friends, one year has come to an end and another one opened. And what a year! By the conclusion of 2008, among other things, 100 clusters in the United States had reached the A-stage of growth. 94 of these have already launched intensive programs of growth, and the other 6 will soon follow. A list of the clusters and map showing their stages of growth are both posted at http://www.usbnc.org/dept/ntc.asp.
Before the above news could be posted, look what happened in the first few days of 2009 alone: Another 3 clusters reached A-stage! So now there are 103, and more on the way. Things are picking up greater and greater speed. All these advances have behind them a rich body of learning, experience and teaching stories. You are most welcome to share your experiences here on this blog.