All means All--And that includes leadership

Welcome to the new school year.  Room preparation, lesson plans, finding supplies for all your students and meetings will fill the days ahead.  And…


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Collective leadership: An approach, not a program

Why Collective Leadership Initiative? I am a firm believer that teachers will stay in a school only if they have a high quality leader in their…


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The unending relay race to support our students

I have spent much of my “down time” over the last couple of months training to run the Hood to Coast 199-mile relay race in Oregon with some of my…


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Public education’s future and its teaching profession

Forty years ago this fall, I began my teaching career and ensuing efforts to both better understand and advance the teaching profession. In my…


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You can’t have more time, but you can change how you use it

Meredith Mehra is the Deputy Chief for Teaching and Learning with the School District of Philadelphia. Marisol Rivera Rodriguez is the principal of…


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Inspired by history: We need a new movement, stronger voices in education

Last week, I had the privilege of attending a small gathering of policy leaders, academics, and activists to reflect on the landmark Kerner…


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The importance of the relationships that teachers and students forge.

The recent horrors of school shootings, and the eloquence of the students whose voices speaks volumes to the importance of gun safety, but also their…


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Teachers’ stories make data more meaningful

This report demonstrates that dramatic changes in our nation's teaching force will soon lead to serious shortages of qualified teachers unless…


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Collective leadership and the future of public education: Hopes for 2018

I see good things in education and teacher leadership for 2018. There are many reasons to believe I may be a bit naïve: a foreign policy world in…


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Delight in the journey: #oneword2018

  As a career ELA teacher, I am a firm believer in the power of words. The “just-right” word in the “just-right” time and “just-right” place has…


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