"they" is the operative word

Jeff Utecht echoes the frustrations of many technology coordinators in a recent Thinking Stick blog post:

We go on teaching the same way we know how to teach….because we know how it goes, we know it works, we bury …

Profiles and Commitments in School Transformation

NEA’s Priority Schools Campaign: Profiles and Commitments in School Transformation is a brochure that highlights how schools, associations and communities collaborate to create great public schools for every student. Inside the brochure, read examples of successful  policies and practices in…

Quote: Turning School Reform Into A Soap Opera

Explaining Randi Weingarten’s or Eva Moskowitz’s challenges isn’t gossip and doesn’t diminish the important of the issues or their work. - Steve Brill response to Wendy Kopp (via W. Tilson read the full email below)

BRILL VIA TILSON:

I wasn't able …

Designing Women: Encouraging Young Women to Pursue Engineering

Why are more engineers men than women? Any easy answer is undoubtedly wrong, especially the suggestion that male brains are more suited to engineering than female. Consider why more restaurant kitchens are run by men than women and you …

AM News: Ackerman Is Out In Philadelphia

Ackerman Out as Philly Superintendent Philadelphia Inquirer: Posts by Inquirer reporter Kristen Graham on the costly buyout of Ackerman's contract and other reaction from around the city.

US DoE Gives $10 million Grant for Charter School Facilities EdNews: The Local …

Summer School for Educators

Instead of trips to the beach or a day at the ballpark, hundreds of teachers went to “summer school” to dive into professional development and to learn from their peers about what’s working—and what’s not—to improve education for needy students…

of lead and poor nutrition and poverty – and schools and students and teachers

Advances in cognitive science have made it possible to pinpoint how these disadvantages hinder children academically. One-fifth of the middle schoolers in Providence, Rhode Island, for example, entered kindergarten in 2003 suffering from some level of lead poisoning, which disproportionately…

Standing Up to Attacks on Teachers

A video of actor Matt Damon defending public school educators went viral this week. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell expanded on Damon’s comments. “Teachers who have committed their lives their lives to the classroom deserve better than our politics has given …

Debt Ceiling Deal: Big Questions for K-12

As a vote nears in Congress to lift the federal debt ceiling and stave off a financial default, education advocates are just beginning to take stock of what this will mean for K-12 education. And it’s not at all clear.…

Debt Ceiling Deal: Big Questions for K-12

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Education advocates are trying to take stock of what the congressional vote to lift the federal debt ceiling—and the belt-tightening that comes along with it—will mean for K-12 education. And it’s not at all clear.

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