Manna isn’t falling from the sky

Today was the 2nd day of the GE Foundation’s Developing Futures in Education 2010 Conference, an invite-only conference for the districts they fund…


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Teaching Experience and Expert Teachers

I sure hope Jonathan Alter and Jay Mathews, popular journalists, read carefully last year's New York Times article by Elissa Gootman on the making of…


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Blast from the future

Katie Salen’s perspective on learning is so far ahead that she seems like she is speaking from the future. Her views are synched with the emerging…


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Twitterstreams for Miranda. . .

Today was a good day.  I’ve been in Boston presenting at a Solution Tree PLC Institute and had the chance to bump into one of my all-time favorite…


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Swimming in reality

I recently joined a group of teacher leaders at a national symposium for teacher leadership. The Center for Teacher Leadership held the conference in…


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The challenges and successes of a PLC

An interesting email landed in my inbox yesterday.  Richard Carlander—of San Fernando High School—wrote: Mr. Ferriter: I attended the PLC event in…


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Read this: What Diane Ravitch did in June

"Here is my overall impression of what is happening in D.C. The federal government now controls education policy in the United States, thanks to No…


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Waiting for Superman is charming, emotional, and misguided: Part one (Why shredding teachers' unions Isn't the solution, as the film leads one to believe)

Waiting for Superman, directed by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth), will be the most talked-about movie in American when it comes out…


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Wanted: Curriculum evaluators

An interesting read in a recent EdWeek blog. Ensuring Quality Curriculum for Common Standards - Curriculum Matters - Education Week. Some have…


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