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Collaborative innovation for improving learning outcomes worldwide

10.07.14 | 1 Comment | ,


After arriving in the United States in 2011 to assume presidency of the International Council on Education for teaching, my one thing has been to internationalize teacher education by linking teachers ... Read More

Being a problem

09.30.14 | 0 Comments |
If we believe that schools are shaping students for their eventual full-fledged roles as American citizens, then school discipline policies and classroom management practices should be about far more than shushing kids and keeping them in straight lines as they walk through the halls.... Read More

School success begins by investing in babies

09.23.14 | 0 Comments |
If we really want success in school, we must start earlier, and a good way to do so is by revising social policy with regard to the nurturance, protection, and enrichment of the very young.... Read More

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


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