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The unintended consequences of edTPA

The edTPA has proven detrimental to students’ growth and professional development… Read More

Listening to teachers

A survey of American teachers reveals how politics and the challenges of implementing reforms in a large, locally controlled system can create chaos for teachers and students…. Read More

Age of anxiety

As educators, policy makers, and philanthropic leaders recommit themselves to equity and excellent in education in the coming era of the Every Student Succeeds Act, they should do so with their eyes wide open. Despite the clear horizon, there is still plenty of fear and uncertainty in this age of anxiety…. Read More

Make sure states succeed too !

Passage of the new ESSA presents state and local leaders with new opportunities and challenges. They deserve support along with their newfound autonomy to ensure that they can be successful for themselves and for students…. Read More

“There you go again”

Proposed new rules on teacher preparation will create more problems than they solve…. Read More

Boosting the number of male teachers of color

Minority-serving institutions play a key role in boosting the number of male teachers of color…. Read More

What matters is what’s measured — not who measures it

The PISA exam results convey useful information to national-level policy makers — but may not be so helpful to individual schools…. Read More

The potential of Birth3 partnerships

Informal, unplanned collaborations can play a big role in developing trust and relationships and help build capacity and organizational change in Birth-3d learning efforts…. Read More

Collaborative innovation for improving learning outcomes worldwide


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 to the global learning agendas of UNESCO and the OECD.

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School success begins by investing in babies

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