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Learning to lead

04.17.14 | 0 Comments | , ,

By JOAN RICHARDSON

I learned one of my first lessons about teacher leadership the hard way. It started with a call from a very angry principal one morning when I was a newspaper reporter in Detroit. He berated me about how badly my front-page story that day had ... Read More

Optimism

02.06.14 | 0 Comments | ,
The young have not given up on American education.... Read More

How education innovation can thrive at scale

02.04.14 | 0 Comments |
When evidence of effectiveness becomes a basis for program adoption, then innovators with proven solutions will thrive.... Read More

Diverse schools serve all of us

01.30.14 | 4 Comments | , ,
Truly diverse schools are an educational imperative and benefit all students and the broader society.... Read More

Tale of two schools

01.28.14 | 1 Comment |
Charter schools are not delivering enough quality to justify trashing an entire system of public education that has long served this country well.... Read More

Get a fresh start

01.24.14 | 0 Comments | ,
Use the start of a new year to examine your beliefs about teaching.... Read More

Improving 100,000 schools, one at a time

12.17.13 | 0 Comments

By ROBERT E. SLAVIN

Perhaps the biggest problem in reforming American education is that it is just so big. We have more than 100,000 elementary and secondary schools, in which more than 3 million teachers teach more than 50 million kids. The schools, teachers, and kids are hugely ... Read More

Confusion reigns

12.12.13 | 0 Comments | ,
Are American schools good or bad? It seems that we can't decide.... Read More

Better ways to use parent power

12.05.13 | 0 Comments | ,
Children shouldn't be stuck in failing schools, but parent trigger laws are not the answer for improving their situation.... Read More

Lesson plans from a tragedy

11.26.13 | 0 Comments | ,
Personal tragedies tear at a school community but they can also strengthen a community's bonds.... Read More

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