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April 30, 2013

How Do We Foster Excellence?

We no longer need to ask, "Is it possible?" All educators have been liberated by proof that it is ...

April 25, 2013

Teaching Students About Trade-Offs

Part of the complex moral message we are teaching the young in school is being aware of the trade-offs that complicate life.

April 18, 2013

Questioning Assumptions About the Poor

The oft-repeated verbal attacks on poor people's "bad habits" has led to poor pedagogy and missed opportunities, starting at age 4 and 5.

April 09, 2013

Understanding 'No Excuses'

How, in a no-excuses school, do students appeal if they believe the penalty is unfair?

April 04, 2013

How KIPP Schools Define Success

What's cool to me about the education reform space now is that traditional systems and charter organizations throughout the country are finally collaborating in meaningful ways to help more kids.

April 02, 2013

Trying to Understand the KIPP Approach

Would KIPP's founders and leaders argue that it would be a good experience for all kids or only for "certain types"?

March 28, 2013

'Why Do We Teach?'

I came into education assuming that our task was and always had been to produce a learned, thoughtful, and tenacious "ruling class."

March 26, 2013

Can't We Pay Our Best Teachers More?

Certainly overall salaries of teachers are held down by the failure to recognize that some teachers are more effective than others.

March 21, 2013

'Garbage In, Garbage Out': Version 2

No playing with refined statistics can make flawed data less so.

March 21, 2013

'Garbage In, Garbage Out'

VAM (value-added measurement) is new to the scene, but as you know has been debunked for its unreliability and probably lack of validity by many others.

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