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May 06, 2016

To Improve Education, Small Solutions Are a Big Deal

How do we get more of the entrepreneurial impulse into schools? First, we have to help schools get out from under the mountain of regulation that restricts what they can do.

May 02, 2016

Education Policy Debates Look Different at Ground Level

If we actually take the time to understand people who think differently than we do, and don't just lump them hastily into a pile with all of the other people with whom we disagree, we would do a better job advancing the causes we care about.

April 28, 2016

Introducing Your Special Guest Stars: McShane, Egalite, Levinson, and Tompkins-Stange

I'll be taking a break this May to work on my new book, but in the meantime, I think we've once again assembled a stellar slate of great guest-bloggers.

February 25, 2016

3 Ways to Implement Ed-Tech to Help Our Students Succeed

As we implement new technologies to improve our schools, we need to be courageous, open to transformation, and committed to providing our students with a future-ready education.

February 24, 2016

Using Technology to Foster Civic Engagement

Students care about the 2016 election, and technology platforms can help teachers harness that passion to drive their learning.

February 23, 2016

7 Ways to Improve Professional Learning in the 21st Century

Schools and educators have failed to unleash the full power of technology and more often than not, it's a lack of quality professional development to blame. Here are seven ways educators can jump-start their professional learning program to get more teachers effectively using technology.

February 22, 2016

How Data Can Bring Parents and Teachers Together

Transitioning to a type of ongoing, digital conversation between parents and teachers requires some work on the front end, but the payoff is great.

February 19, 2016

Beyond 'Accountability' in Education: Multiple Accountability Theory

The word "accountability" has taken on a very narrow meaning in education policy, and, unfortunately, this meaning misses most of what happens in schools.

February 18, 2016

The Big Common-Core Lie

Though Alexander Hoffman is a fan of the Common Core, he is less than thrilled over its implementation.

February 17, 2016

The Inevitability of a Robust Federal Role in Education

Should we be surprised that people in D.C. are at risk for overreaching? Alexander Hoffman discusses.

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