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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

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

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