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January 27, 2015

Achieving Excellence With Equity: A Mandate for All Schools

How do we achieve excellence with equity? How do we meet the needs of "throwaway" kids?

January 14, 2015

Not ALL School Lunches Look THAT Bad!

After posting Would You Eat These School Lunches, Peter DeWitt received many e-mails showing much better options. Patrick Floegel was one of those who wanted to show a different way to serve school food.

January 08, 2015

It's Time to Stop Ignoring Data

Using data properly can lead us to better student outcomes, and after a few years of battle with it, I'm calling a truce.

January 06, 2015

Our Nation May STILL Be 'At Risk'

More than 30 years later we may still be A Nation At Risk but for many different reasons.

January 01, 2015

10 Seconds: The Time It Takes a Student to Size You Up

Every time we engage with our students and parents matters because they are making judgments about us that may be untrue, and we should understand that we too are making decisions about all of them...within a blink of an eye.

December 19, 2014

5 Steps to Partner With Students in Learning

In today's guest blog co-authors Mary Jane O'Connell and Kara Vandas offer five steps to get students to partner with their teachers in learning.

December 16, 2014

TWEENS - Education's Middle Child

Middle school is such an interesting time of life. But are they education's middle child?

December 14, 2014

3 Reasons Why High-Stakes Testing Matters

Sadly, there are 3 reasons why high stakes testing matters...to some people.

December 04, 2014

The Curriculum Wars: What Should All Children Learn?

What should all students be expected to learn? The Common Core set out to level the playing field, but in many states different schools are doing different things. Level playing field...or more of the same?

December 02, 2014

Is It Time to Get Rid of Grades?

There is a No Grades movement building across the US. What is it all about?

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