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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...

January 17, 2012

Justice 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. This past Monday we celebrated the achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King. His work has changed the ideologies, laws, and social s...

January 13, 2012

It's Okay to Cheer

Note: Daniel Lautzenheiser, a research assistant in education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, is guest posting this week. This week, I've looked at two insights that have profoundly shaped the way I view today's education debates, and are helpful for reformers and policymakers ...

January 11, 2012

One Size Doesn't Fit All

Note: Daniel Lautzenheiser, a research assistant in education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, is guest posting this week. When I stumbled on an article in The Atlantic a week or so ago entitled "What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success," I anticipated--based ...

January 10, 2012

'Reform' is a Mindset, Not a Set of Policies

Note: Daniel Lautzenheiser, a research assistant in education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, is guest posting this week. Many thanks to Rick for giving me a chance to blog. Since every guest blogger here has offered some unique perspective to the blog--as a teacher, say, or a...

January 09, 2012

Introducing Your Special Guest Stars: Lautzenheiser, Dickenson, and Kingsland

Hi all. So I'm about to take a break from the blog, to duck some of the post-Edu-Scholar rankings excitement and to focus on my upcoming book on cage-busting leadership. Fortunately, I think we've once again lucked into a stellar line-up of fresh guest blogging talent to step up for the next three ...

November 10, 2011

Five School Reform Sound Bites That Hurt Teacher Buy-In

Note: Roxanna Elden is the author of See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers. She is a National Board Certified high school teacher currently teaching in Miami. There is a growing assumption that education reformers are anti-teacher and teachers are anti-reform. Disagreements between t...

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