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


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.

According to news reports

Omega Psi Phi’s Partner with NEA Priority Schools

The Omega Psi Phi’s Centennial Conclave is occurring in Washington, DC, July 27th-31st.В  Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college. Working with NEA’sВ Office of Minority

Equity Schools are on Passing Track

By Keith Gambill
President, Evansville Teachers Association

Conventional wisdom says that unions and school administrations are like oil and water—they don’t mix. But, the Evansville Teachers Association likes to challenge the norm. And, because of our bold partnership with the …

Good – and accurate – films on education – in DC

all this week as part of the Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action.  A series of 7 films will be shown at American University, Monday through Friday this week.  At least some of the filmakers are …

Knowing one’s priorities

for me, my marriage is still the most important thing, because Leaves on the Current is not only my best friend, but the person I trust most in the world

next comes my role as a teacher –  to some …

Nearly 1,400 Plan to Apply for Latest Round of ‘i3′

Even though there is far less money available for the second round of the Investing in Innovation program, interest has not waned.

Nearly 1,400 districts, schools, and nonprofits say they plan to compete for $150 million in prize money …

My Best Tip for Beginning Bloggers…

is to write something everyday.

I’ve written about my “blogging secrets”… in the past so I won’t go down that road in this post. I am frequently asked how I find the time and or ideas for writing 4-5 blog

TFA Founder Kopp Dodges Questions with “Read my book.”

Larry Cuban (photo by the author)

Larry Cuban wrote a wonderful blog post recently, one that I’ve been planning to discuss in more detail, though now I’m going to bring it up in a way I hadn’t originally intended.  In …