In his second webisode for LearningMatters.tv, Sam Chaltain traveled to Philly for the 7th annual Educon, in search of answers to the conference's central question: What is the future of education? See for yourself what he discovered.
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March 07, 2014
March 04, 2014
Historic Network for Public Education Conference Issues Call for Congressional Hearings into Test Abuse
The major news to come out of the event was the Call for Congressional Hearings announced on Sunday afternoon. Diane Ravitch and I held an impromptu press conference where we made an urgent request for Congress to investigate the overuse of standardized tests.
February 05, 2014
Such a distinction between idealized implementation and reality would seem to be progress. Just when it seemed like the Gates Foundation was conceding that it is important to acknowledge the facts about their theories, however, Phillips showed she was just spouting rhetoric.
January 17, 2014
The Miami Dade County School District won the 2012 Broad Prize. Reviewers noted the use of data to drive minority achievement gains and a unique problem-solving strategy to help challenged schools improve their student performance.
January 06, 2014
With two historic shifts under way simultaneously—the adoption of common college- and career-ready standards, and the shift to personalized digital learning—we asked 32 education leaders what they were excited about.
December 12, 2013
Matthew Blomstedt told state board members during his interview that it might make sense to align Nebraska's academic standards with the common core.
December 11, 2013
Any efforts to improve and transform public education, like the Common CoreState Standards, will not succeed if we do not engage teachers as the experts and leaders in the process. We need an "Education Spring," in which teachers rise up and take control of the leadership of their profession. Thanks to emerging national teacher voice organizations, we may be on the verge of an exciting new chapter in education reform.
December 02, 2013
If you want to really understand what's happening in American education, Sam Chaltain urges us to spend the Monday after Thanksgiving in a school with high concentrations of students living in poverty. Why?
November 15, 2013
If you were to think of the key things that you would want to do to support learning at high poverty schools, what would be on your list?
October 21, 2013
The combination of energized knowledgeable teacher leaders and a grant program supporting new school development will change the K-12 landscape in Washington D.C.