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December 06, 2013

Education Equity: Challenges and Suggestions

Equity in education has long been an ideal. It's an ideal celebrated in a variety of contexts, too. Even the Founding Fathers celebrated education as an ideal, something to which every citizen ought to be entitled. Unfortunately though, the practice of equity in education has been less than effective. That is, equity is a difficult ideal to maintain and many strategies attempting to maintain it have fallen far short in the implementation.

November 16, 2013

Common Core Standards: Ten Colossal Errors

The Common Core has been presented as a paradigmatic shift beyond the test-and-punish policies of NCLB. However, we are seeing the mechanisms for testing, ranking, rewarding and punishing simply refined, and made even more consequential for students, teachers and schools.

November 15, 2013

Union-Led Reform Project in California Shares Lessons

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?

November 12, 2013

How Is California's Dramatic Overhaul of K-12 Spending Working Out?

California state board members have asked for revisions to draft regulations governing the state's new K-12 funding plan following criticism from several groups.

November 12, 2013

John Thompson: Is Moving Strong Teachers to Struggling Schools a Viable Strategy?

The idea that financial incentives can improve teacher quality in an age of high-stakes testing is dead on arrival unless top teachers can produce gains in the tough schools that are comparable to gains in lower-poverty schools.

November 12, 2013

Deciding to Say No

Deciding to participate in any incubator or accelerator program is a tough decision with many factors. Autism Expressed had to make a difficult choice.

November 05, 2013

White House Adviser: Tech Connectivity a "Tipping Point" in Ed. Equity

Industry and government officials attending a forum in the nation's capital described improved broadband access as a key to reducing inequities in education.

November 01, 2013

Leading Educational Change: International Perspectives

Helen Janc Malone closes the International Perspectives on Education Reform Blog with a call for collective action and a comprehensive approach to educational change.

October 27, 2013

Whole System Change

Helen Janc Malone introduces the final blog week with a theme "whole system change."

October 20, 2013

Are We Preparing Girls to Be Leaders?

As teachers and leaders, we can benefit from asking ourselves what we know and what we believe about how we inform our students about gender roles and leadership.

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