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.
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July 01, 2020
April 02, 2020
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
I recently chatted with Robin Lake about CRPE's effort to track district responses to school closures in real time.
March 19, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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.
February 24, 2020
During a decade of RHSU, I've been struck by the degree to which "school reform" can entail two competing conceptions of change. Number 5 in our countdown outlines my view of those two notions of reform.