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April 03, 2012

Don't Throw NCLB Waivers Out with the Bathwater

Note: Jonathan Plucker, a professor at Indiana University and the director of the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, is guest-posting this week. As a policy researcher who moonlights as a psychologist, my perspective is often quite different from other education policy researchers and anal...

April 02, 2012

"Look Out, the Russians Japanese Irish British Indians and Chinese are coming!"

Note: Jonathan Plucker, a professor at Indiana University and the director of the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, is guest-posting this week. Everyone has "uh-oh" moments: A flash of insight accompanied by a sense of impending doom. I had one of those moments recently, but I'm getting ...

March 30, 2012

Introducing Your Special Guest Stars: Plucker, Snowden, Lake, and Kelly

Hi folks. So I'm about to take one of my blog breaks as I start to approach crunch time on my upcoming book on cage-busting leadership. (For a quick intro to what the book holds, see my blog post on it here.) Fortunately, I'm once again psyched to offer up a stellar array of contributors to step in...

January 27, 2012

How to Create a Charter District—And Some Concluding Thoughts

Note: Neerav Kingsland, chief strategy officer for New Schools for New Orleans, is guest posting this week. An Open Letter to Urban Superintendents in the United State of America Part V How to Create a Charter District - And Some Concluding Thoughts The Details: How to Develop a Charter District...

January 26, 2012

The 5% Rule and The 5 Year Rule: How to Prudently Grow a High-Performing Charter District

Note: Neerav Kingsland, chief strategy officer for New Schools for New Orleans, is guest posting this week. An Open Letter to Urban Superintendents in the United States of America Part IV The 5% Rule and The 5 Year Rule: How to Prudently Grow a High-Performing Charter District Superintendents, i...

January 25, 2012

Why Charter Districts Can Work—and Why They Might Not

Note: Neerav Kingsland, chief strategy officer for New Schools for New Orleans, is guest posting this week. An Open Letter to Urban Superintendents in the United States of America Part III Why Charter Districts Can Work--and Why They Might Not Superintendents, I predict that charter districts wi...

January 24, 2012

The Proof is in the Etouffe: 75% of Rigorously Studied Urban Charter Markets Work

Note: Neerav Kingsland, chief strategy officer for New Schools for New Orleans, is guest posting this week. An Open Letter to Urban Superintendents in the United States of America Part II The Proof is in the Etouffe: 75% of Rigorously Studied Urban Charter Markets Work There is a paucity of high-...

January 23, 2012

An Open Letter to Urban Superintendents in the United States of America

Note: Neerav Kingsland, chief strategy officer for New Schools for New Orleans, is guest posting this week. An Open Letter to Urban Superintendents in the United States of America Part I: Reformers and Relinquishers Dear Superintendents, You work immense hours and subject yourself to scathing c...

January 20, 2012

Driven by Competition...Compelled by the Heart

Note: Patricia Dickenson, a former elementary school teacher in Los Angeles, is guest posting this week. Dr. Dickenson is a member of ASCD's Emerging Leaders Program. It seems as of late, blogs and news clippings in reference to education focus upon how our students perform juxtaposed to our intern...

January 19, 2012

Reform for English Language Learners

Note: Patricia Dickenson, a former elementary school teacher in Los Angeles, is guest posting this week. Dr. Dickenson is a member of ASCD's Emerging Leaders Program. In my first post, I addressed educational drawbacks that English language learners may encounter in schools. In today's post I would...

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