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November 30, 2020

Education Is Looking a Lot Like Cambridge, Mass.

The world of education has positioned itself as a fortress of progressivism, and the right has responded in kind.

July 01, 2020

America's Schools Are Named After Some Horrible People

The segregationist naming of schools for those who took up arms against the nation to defend human bondage is not reflective of the values we want our kids to learn.

April 02, 2020

How to Deliver Deeper Learning During the Coronavirus Shutdown

I recently reached out to Jal Mehta to get his take on how parents and teachers can cultivate deeper learning while scrambling to deal with worksheets, video connections, and the travails of sheltering in place.

April 01, 2020

During Coronavirus Shutdown, CRPE Tracks District Responses in Real Time

I recently chatted with Robin Lake about CRPE's effort to track district responses to school closures in real time.

March 19, 2020

Advice for Education Providers Navigating Coronavirus

Last week I penned a caustic column decrying the number of pitches I've received from education providers since COVID-19 began to shutter schools. Here's some advice on how they could do better.

March 16, 2020

Five Thoughts on the Coronavirus and Schools

The coronavirus has upended our lives. Now, I know nothing about epidemiology or public health. But the impact on schooling has been enormous, and that is an area I know something about.

February 28, 2020

RHSU Classic: The Parable of the Teacher and the Experts

If there's one theme that has shaped my educational sensibility, it's the disjuncture between educators and the "experts" who surround them. The final post in our countdown feels like a distillation of my effort to explore why that divide matters.

February 27, 2020

RHSU Classic: The Fate of the Common Core: The View From 2022

Number 2 in our blog countdown takes us back to 2012 when the Common Core was still riding high. Back then, I took a crack at predicting how it all might look a decade hence. You can judge my attempt for yourself.

February 26, 2020

RHSU Classic: That's Not Helpful, Rick

If you've skipped the past decade of RHSU, here's a quick refresher: A lot of people in education think I'm an unhelpful jerk. OK. You're caught up. I'm OK with people thinking I'm a jerk. It's the "unhelpful" part that bothers me more.

February 25, 2020

RHSU Classic: John Henry Is Not a Role Model, 4 Tips for Edu-Leaders

I penned this post in 2012 in the lead up to my book "Cage-Busting Leadership." I became convinced that we've encouraged a leadership culture where leaders feel they demonstrate their mettle by the number of hours they work--at a big cost.

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