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July 27, 2014

Would Your Students Come to School If They Didn't Have to?

At the Visible Learning International Conference, school leader Sarah Martin posed the question Would your students show up to school if they didn't have to? In our present system...I'm not sure they would.

May 28, 2014

Teachers Are Not a Problem. They Are an Opportunity.

In today's guest blog, international leadership expert Andy Hargreaves lays out that when it comes to education, teachers are not the problem but an opportunity.

May 07, 2013

Can Michael Fullan Save California From NCLB?

After a decade or more of NCLB, some schools in California are hoping Michael Fullan can help them find the right drivers.

May 07, 2012

What is Ailing American Schools? An Interview with Andrew Hargreaves

It is not a big secret that we have many issues in American public education. Whether it is high stakes testing, increased teacher and administrator accountability or publishing companies that are lobbying for more control over public schools; we all have something that we think needs to change ab...

February 17, 2012

Putting Faces on Data

"Education, of course, is overloaded with programs and data. The growth of digital power has aided and abetted the spread of accountability-driven data-adequate yearly progress, test results, for every child in every grade, common core standards, formative and summative assessments galore" (Sharratt...

September 03, 2011

Impressive Empathy: An Interview with Michael Fullan

"One of the biggest barriers to improvement in school systems is the presence of punitive accountability. If you fail you will be put on a watch list. We have already seen that punishment (and even its opposite, reward) can never lead to intrinsic motivation to put in effort to solve a problem and...

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