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August 27, 2017

How Schools Can Help Adolescents Become Responsible, Informed Adults

The lines that separate childhood from adolescence and adolescence from adulthood have disappeared. Rites of passage are few. But there is something schools can and should do.

August 10, 2017

Reversing Teacher Burnout is a Possibility Within Reach

Guest blogger Jennifer Cleary writes, "Burnout is a real issue, for both first-year teachers and thirty-year veterans. Schools are losing valuable educators, and student achievement is suffering."

August 08, 2017

STEM Seals for High School Diplomas Aren't Enough

There should be STEM centric revision of all teaching from kindergarten through high school.

July 25, 2017

Is Algebra Unnecessary? Leading a Local Decision

If we are maintaining algebra courses for the sake of tradition or if algebra is the foundation of deductive reasoning and problem solving is the debate school leaders can engage now.

June 11, 2017

School Choice Doesn't Mean Public Schools Are Failing

Guest blogger Denisha Merriweather believes, "Education choice gives communities the ability to use their own strengths as a starting point for change."

April 06, 2017

Schools Need More Reliable Research

Guest blogger Dr. J.M. Myers says, "The great risk to public education is that those knowledgeable professionals on the inside fail to be given the tools and authority to implement serious reform or fail to exercise a leadership role once given these tools."

March 07, 2017

After Standardized Testing--Then What?

It is important to fight for the reduction of standardized testing required. At the same time educators need the time and energy to spend on developing ways to monitor how students are developing those other skills and capacities.

February 19, 2017

No Complaints: Devos Criticized Them and DC Teachers Spoke Out

Action not only makes a difference in others, it fuels the actors with hope and purpose.

February 02, 2017

Reimagining American Education

Guest blogger Josh Schachter writes "We will need to develop even greater abilities to listen to each other beyond the political rhetoric, to empathize and collaborate across institutional, disciplinary, hierarchical, and socioeconomic boundaries."

January 31, 2017

Move Beyond 'Good Enough' and Vouchers and Charters Won't Matter

When attention turns to measuring the factors that contribute to successful learning, people will feel better about their schools, and want to support them as far more than 'good enough'.

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