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Barnett Berry

July 31, 2015

Flipping the System with Teacher Leadership

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As the global narrative on teaching begins to shift, research shows that investing in high-quality professional learning systems is key to school improvement. The newly-published Flip the System, which features chapters written by members of the CTQ Collaboratory and CTQ staff, explores the role of teacher leaders.

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William  Tolley

July 13, 2015

Grace and American Education: An Open Letter to President Barack Obama

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It’s time for you, Mr. President, to remind Americans of the paramount significance of education; how schools concretely—and sublimely—affect our lives, the health of the nation and the greater good of a broader world. As your actions over the past month have shown, sometimes a leader needs to intervene, ignore the point/counterpoint analysis and inspire the efforts of opposing sides toward broader approaches and bolder solutions.

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Marcia Powell

July 9, 2015

Jenny Horne (R-SC) Crosses the Courage Line to #takeitdown

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“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.”

(-Professor Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)

 

This video is worth watching (starting at 7 seconds), or at least reading the transcript

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Marcia Powell

July 3, 2015

Introduction

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There's a reason for that straight line, miss.  Don't cross over it and you'll be fine.

So here's my question:  do you cross the line, or not? What is your reasoning?  Is it valid?  Is it customary?  Can we paint over the line?  Drop it into a pot of boiling water so it bends and, like a spaghetti noodle, morphs into a curlique shape? Does the color of the line matter, or it the authority it represents something you believe in?

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Liz Prather

June 30, 2015

The Dylann Roofs I Have Known

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In 1996, I assigned my class to read an essay by an African-American author and came face to face with racist resistance.  When I saw the arrest of South Carolina Dylann Roof for the killing of nine people, I recognized that face from many I had seen in my own classroom. 

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