We have many good schools throughout North America. In too many cases, however, children go each day to a school that is not very good. For all students to attend excellent schools, we need school districts that are learning systems. At Learning Forward, we believe this goal is attainable; however, reaching it requires that all school districts focus more intently on learning.
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July 11, 2014
July 01, 2014
Stephanie Hirsh recently served on a panel discussion about the TALIS results with several educators. While there is much to explore within the findings, two questions stood out for her.
May 27, 2014
In planning her summer learning, Stephanie Hirsh turns to a favorite author, John Kotter. Explore some of his ideas on leadership and change and how his writing can help with transformation.
May 05, 2014
This is the week we take time to acknowledge the incredible contributions of our teachers to our country. Their dedication and commitment leads to every great achievement in our nation.
April 14, 2014
Schools will have more success in addressing the issues of public education in their school systems (such as student performance, funding, school closures, and bond elections) when there is a strong group of parents who partner with their children's schools as well as with the school system as a whole, says Stephanie Hirsh and Anne Foster.
April 07, 2014
At a time when professional learning is often under attack, says Stephanie Hirsh, we know that the future — the one staring us in the face right now — demands change on the part of students and educators. Those changes just don't happen without learning.
March 20, 2014
Stephanie Hirsh explores the practice of debating beliefs as a part of strategic planning and its effect on teams and actions.
March 11, 2014
To properly understand their role in continuous improvement through professional learning, says Stephanie Hirsh and Anne Foster, a school board's members must study and learn together, demonstrating that they value learning for everyone on the team.
March 06, 2014
What do we hope to see when we read the OECD reports, look at the winners of Broad prizes, and look at top scorers in the National Assessment of Educational Progress? We're hunting for the "secret sauce," says Stephanie Hirsh, and she has an answer to what it is.
February 27, 2014
Remodeling Literacy Learning Together: Paths to Standards Implementation, from the National Center for Literacy Education, offers more strong evidence that when educators engage frequently in meaningful collaboration, their power to change practices and help more students at higher levels increases significantly.