Leading teacher VLC development

Our TLN colleague Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach has a terrific blog essay at TechLearning this week, examining the disconnect between calls for PLCs and…


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'Down home blues'

The recent Washington Post story about a Mississippi Delta elementary school that should have been helped by NCLB but instead languishes at the…


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Measurement error?

Some of the most miserable experiences that I've ever had with staff development have been connected to reviews of standardized test results.  One…


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The reporter in the back of your room

An education reporter is visiting your classroom. You cruise by the desk in the back corner where he's taken a seat (scrunch!) and notice he's…


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What, me take calculus?

If students and parents in Kansas and Missouri are any indication (and it is the Heartland, after all), a deep grasp of math, science and technology…


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The future of education

The first post at the KnowledgeWorks Foundation’s blog (Oct. 1) ends with a great quote from science fiction author William Gibson: 'The future is…


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Collective bargaining and collaboration: A new dialogue?

Last December, the Annenberg Institute and the National Governors Association sponsored a gathering of state policy-makers, national experts, union…


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Do's and don'ts of merit pay

I like the synopsis on the recent NYC merit pay decision offered by Joanne Jacobs who always does a great job of keeping us informed on all things…


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Kudos for community college; cues for K-12

Kevin Carey, of Education Sector, wrote a great article in the June 2007 edition of Washington Monthly called "America's Best Community Colleges: Why…


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Research: Private HS and low-income students

Taking background characteristics into account, low-income students attending public urban high schools generally performed as well academically as…


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