On being brave and bold

In her last blog entry of the school year, former National Teacher of the Year Betsy Rogers reflects on what it means to be "brave and bold" -- for…


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How to really leave no child behind

In an article published on May 2, the weekly magazine The Nation invited education research and policy expert Linda Darling-Hammond to examine the…


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The teachers parents want

An interesting research article in the latest issue of Education Next magazine (Summer 2007) looks at the teacher preferences of parents in…


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Just another debate....

One of the teachers that I most admire is a woman named Mary who works with some of the highest needs students in one of the poorest counties in her…


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High needs schools need high quality teachers

Over the past year, I've had the privilege of working with an incredible national team of accomplished teachers on a first-of-its-kind report,…


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Soul searching

This month, many students will learn about the Underground Railroad and its heroic participants. What they might not learn is what happened to…


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