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May 08, 2016

Schools for Today's Students Call for Educational Leadership and Advocates

If we are objecting to the common core and to the standardized tests, are we preparing the alternative?

April 28, 2016

National Standards and Local Control

A national value for a highly educated population to preserve our democracy and a highly prepared workforce to sustain our national economy gives the federal government an interest in our work that cannot be denied.

April 10, 2016

Is the Opt-Out Movement in N.Y. at a Tipping Point?

Spring testing season has arrived and, the tug of war about the tests continues. The charges made against the tests, in general, boil down to 6 essentials.

February 25, 2016

Understand STEM's Potential to Include Humanities and the Arts

STEM does not need to be the elevation of four subjects over others. More holistically, it is the opportunity to redesign education to be inclusive of all subjects and all students.

February 23, 2016

Teaching Financial Literacy as Part of 'College and Career Ready'

Our raison d'ĂȘtre is to prepare children to know how to learn even beyond our reach, and to be ready, when walking across our graduation stages, to go on to college or directly into a career—we have a responsibility to look at financial literacy as a part of the K-12 curriculum.

February 21, 2016

6 Questions to Ask Before Requesting Compliance

Inviting and empowering others to join you in the change, to lead along with you, bringing purpose into the work being done, with understanding about the direction and the reasons, is far more energizing to the organization than "We've got to do it because we've been told to."

January 28, 2016

Can STEM Be Education's Disruptive Innovation?

At what point are educators complicit in the decision about which students will be knowledge workers and which can not?

January 24, 2016

4 Critical Leadership Abilities Leading to Student Success

We would be foolish to expect professionals who have experienced success in the past to seek and adopt new practices without purposeful professional development and an environment in which adult learning and risk-taking is valued and rewarded.

January 19, 2016

Homework: Leading Unmandated Change

We argue the decision to give homework should be based on evidence that it is effective and by developing a shared value amongst the faculty and parents and yes, the students.

January 10, 2016

More STEM Teachers Is Not Enough

The road to preparing young people to live in the world where the economy is based on innovations fueled by science, technology, engineering, and math is to teach them how to see connections, think critically, alone and with others, create, collaborate, and communicate.

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