Stunted growth

A recent article here on TLN, appropriately titled, "The Sad State of Professional Growth," includes this painfully accurate observation by our…


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The (educationally progressive) Old North State

When I first proposed moving from New York to North Carolina fourteen years ago to accept a teaching position in the Wake County Public School…


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Chicago Tribune highlights TeacherSolutions report

A recent editorial in the Chicago Tribune highlighted the new report from the TLN TeacherSolutions team on professional compensation,…


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Schools scrap laptop initiatives...

In yet another blow to my hopes that extensive technology will ever become a common in the majority of America's classrooms, the New York Times…


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Rewarding the right knowledge and skills...

One of the defining moments in our TeacherSolutions conversations about rewarding teachers for new knowledge and skills came when we reached…


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Another failed 'shock and awe' campaign

I confused an educational policy maker the other day when we were talking about classroom technology. 'What do you think about whiteboards in every…


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