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Investing in teachers: It’s what Americans support

09.16.14 | 0 Comments
the 2014 PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools shows that American favor improving teaching quality in a variety of ways — board certification, longer practice teaching, and more rigorous entrance requirements for colleges of education.... Read More

More than black and white in Ferguson

09.10.14 | 1 Comment
The events that unfolded in Ferguson were about more than race and race relations.... Read More

Stepping up to the profession

08.26.14 | 0 Comments | , ,
Now is the time to explore how to create a teacher residency program modeled after medical preparation.... Read More

Thank you, Mr. Russove

07.26.14 | 0 Comments |
Jack Russove, the author's favorite and most influential teacher, died this week. This post was originally printed in the February 2009 issue of Phi Delta Kappan magazine.... Read More

Face to Faith: Students engaging students across the globe

05.20.14 | 0 Comments | , ,
The Tony Blair Faith Foundation's Face to Faith program helps awaken students of the majority faiths to the feelings and experiences of students from other faiths and beliefs.... Read More

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

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