Live, Learn, and Thrive

Meenoo Rami’s Thrive: 5 Ways to (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching

Though I first met Meenoo Rami before a National Writing Project retreat in January 2011, it was over that long weekend that my wife, Sara, and I were able to talk …

Video: EPI Panel On Effects Of Concentrated Poverty

Here's a recent EPI panel on the effects of concentrated poverty on various aspects of society, featuring the NAACP, EPI, and Tanehesi Coates from The Atlantic (link here).…

Thompson: Kamenetz & Gallup Nail the Key to School Improvement

As the Hechinger Report’s Anya Kamenetz notes in Almost 70% of Teachers Are Not Engaged. Here’s Why That Matters So Much, “there’s an intimate connection between the schoolroom engagement of students, and the workplace engagement of teachers.” She then cites …

Is accuracy enough?

This is my route from a walk I took last weekend as mapped by MapMyWalk on my iPhone.

 

I am stunned by how accurate this map is. The little red bumps where the arrows point are where I strayed …

Ed. Dept. Allows Kansas to Use Field Tests for Students With Disabilities

After dropping out of Smarter Balanced, Kansas had to submit a special double-testing waiver to use common-core aligned field tests for students in special education.

Maps: Charter School Reality Check [There Just Aren't That Many]

No, this isn't a map of T-Mobile's awful cell phone coverage.  It's an Urban Institute map of charter school participation posted by KnowMore.  Overall, charters make up just 4 percent of students and average 8 percent of urban districts. (…

Morning Video: They’ve Re-Segregated In Tuscaloosa

"The district, once the model of racial integration, has moved back in time, such that "nearly one in three black students attend a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened." (Plus a long feature story in The …

AM News: Teachers Suffer States’ Common Core Uncertainties

Teachers Anxious as Policymakers Waffle on Common-Core Decisions State EdWatch: The indecision about the common-core standards in many states has led some teachers to believe that policymakers are leaving them in the lurch.

Competing Views of Teacher Tenure Are on Display

Charles M. Blow:”Minimum Wage, Maximum Outrage”

No one should ever endure the kind of economic humiliation that comes with working a full-time job and making a less-than-living wage.

There is dignity in all work, but that dignity grows dim when the checks are cashed and the …

Join a learning safari this fall

I am extremely excited to be a part of this learning adventure in Addis Ababa in September. Learning 2.0 conferences describe themselves as:

… not a static “read-only” conference with experts presenting to attendees. The intention is that participants are …