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American schools: Still separate, still unequal

05.15.14 | 0 Comments |
Sixty years after Brown vs. Board of Education, we are seem to be taking our deliberate time when it comes to social integration and building awareness about the importance of equality in schools.... Read More

Building the bridge from research to practice

04.29.14 | 0 Comments | ,
Practitioners are using ideas from research. But they're selective in what they use. Ideas that make it into schools are deemed to be significant, philosophically compatible, realistic, and transportable.... Read More

Out of time

04.22.14 | 0 Comments | , ,
Testing is depriving teachers of the opportunity to encourage students to think and create.... Read More

Learning to lead

04.17.14 | 0 Comments | , ,


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


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


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


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