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October 03, 2012

Turning Around Turnaround: Real-World Examples

Note: Heather Zavadsky, education consultant and author of School Turnarounds: The Essential Role of Districts, is guest-posting this week. In my last blog I asserted that dramatic school improvement, or turnaround, should leverage districts rather than individual schools to coordinate and align th...

October 01, 2012

Turning Around Turnaround - Elephants and the Role of Districts

Note: Heather Zavadsky, education consultant and author of School Turnarounds: The Essential Role of Districts, is guest-posting this week. Hello Straight Up Readers--great to be here. Before I launch into my topic, I'd like to define a couple points. Similar to Justin Cohen in his RHSU guest blog ...

September 28, 2012

Introducing Your Guest Stars: Zavadsky, Jackson, & Reckhow

Hidy folks. So, a few moments ago, I sent off the revised copy-edits for my forthcoming book Cage-Busting Leadership, due out in February from Harvard Ed Press. Between that and prepping my Borscht Belt shtick for the PIE-Net gala last night, I'm in need of a break. Doubly so when I get an email m...

September 21, 2012

Common and Uncommon Ground: The Kingsland-Thompson 'Not-Quite' Manifesto

Today, we're running a one-off guest blog. I don't usually do this sort of thing. Actually, I don't believe I've ever done it before. My policy on guests has always been to turn the blog over a week at a time during my occasional respite. But, what the hell... it's good to try new things. Here's t...

August 03, 2012

The Most Critical Piece of the Education Puzzle

Note: Sydney Morris and Evan Stone, co-founders and co-CEOs of Educators for Excellence, are guest posting this week. E4E is a national teacher-led organization working to ensure that teachers have a meaningful voice in the creation of policies that impact their classrooms and careers. If there was...

August 02, 2012

State of the Union

Note: Sydney Morris and Evan Stone, co-founders and co-CEOs of Educators for Excellence, are guest posting this week. E4E is a national teacher-led organization working to ensure that teachers have a meaningful voice in the creation of policies that impact their classrooms and careers. We saw a lot...

July 31, 2012

Teacher Talk: Keeping Our Irreplaceables

Note: Sydney Morris and Evan Stone, co-founders and co-CEOs of Educators for Excellence, are guest posting this week. E4E is a national teacher-led organization working to ensure that teachers have a meaningful voice in the creation of policies that impact their classrooms and careers. TNTP's new r...

July 30, 2012

Voices from the Classroom

Note: Sydney Morris and Evan Stone, co-founders and co-CEOs of Educators for Excellence, are guest posting this week. E4E is a national teacher-led organization working to ensure that teachers have a meaningful voice in the creation of policies that impact their classrooms and careers. It was the s...

July 27, 2012

A Final Trio of Thoughts

Note: Maddie Fennell, former Nebraska Teacher of the Year and chair of the National Education Association's Commission on Effective Teachers and Teaching, is guest posting this week. This week was my first attempt at sticking my toe in the world of blogging. I want to thank Rick for allowing me to...

July 25, 2012

How Do We Measure and Value Effectiveness?

Note: Maddie Fennell, former Nebraska Teacher of the Year and chair of the National Education Association's Commission on Effective Teachers and Teaching, is guest posting this week. In 2007 I was honored to be named the Nebraska Teacher of the Year. Like many of my fellow state Teachers of the Yea...

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