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August 29, 2008

Educators Can Bypass the Middle Men for Teaching Content?

The marketplace for teacher-generated content will continue to evolve. In the process, those who benefit most are teachers.

August 22, 2008

Friday Guest Column: Encouraging Customers to Spread the Word

By engaging in deeper conversations with customers, you strengthen customer relationships. The strategy builds brand loyalty, generates support, and adds value to your products and services.

August 20, 2008

The Letter From: What is "Capacity"? (I)

A few days ago, I was asked to define “capacity” in the context of school reform. It's a label that hides more than it reveal. When you get down to cases, it refers to whatever you believe is preventing schools from doing whatever you believes they should do.

August 01, 2008

Friday Guest Column: Ideablob.com offers micro-capital prize for self-starting edupreneurs

Bronze is a place for students (particularly older students) to hang out after school. In order to help get it off the ground, I entered the idea at Ideablob.com, a monthly contest sponsored by Advanta Bank, where entrepreneurs submit their ideas to a vote.

July 25, 2008

Friday Guest Column: NW Education Cluster SY 2008 Goals and Progress

The NW Education Cluster has been reviewing progress towards the goals established back in September 2007.

July 18, 2008

Friday Guest Column: One Teacher's Hopes for NCLB II

The following are one teacher's recommendations for NCLB II. John Thompson would like to pay special attention to the way that these sorts of proposals could benefit the education providers industry.

July 11, 2008

Friday Guest Column: Man Bites Dog? Educators Use Technology to Improve Writing

Eight school districts in Southern California use classroom technology to improve writing skills.

June 27, 2008

Friday Guest Column: Searching for the End to Plagiarism

Our millennial students no longer communicate with pen and paper but on a keyboard. They no longer take notes, but merely copy/paste from online sources without reflecting, analyzing, synthesizing, or evaluating their information. If students genuinely understood their information, plagiarism would be eliminated.

June 13, 2008

Friday Guest Column: Don’t Rob “Poor” Peter to Pay “Poor” Paul

Redistributing resources from low-poverty schools to high-poverty schools through the reform of Title I’s comparability requirement should contribute to an important national priority: narrowing the achievement gap.

June 06, 2008

Friday Guest Column: Agreeing to Duck the Discussion about Profit

Unless the venture is owned by a virtual ATM machine, ‘Profit’ is an absolutely necessary component of both survival and growth – even for non-profit organizations! Profitable Non-profits? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Not really…what a normal business calls ‘retained earnings’, non-profits call ‘retained surplus’.

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