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January 27, 2015

Using Diverse Voices to Transform Our Classrooms and Communities

Understanding the differences and similarities among people from diverse cultures makes you empathetic to their experience.

January 26, 2015

Unions Shouldn't Let Vergara Drive Out the Important

They're right to fight, but by making Vergara the keystone of their political agenda, California's teacher unions miss important opportunity.

January 21, 2015

Go Beyond Method to the Civic Purposes of Science

Almost a century ago, John Dewey urged educators to move science education from memorization to method. But as guest contributor John L. Rudolph writes, the goal was a better society, not just better scientists.

January 20, 2015

California Trying to Build Decentralized Evaluation System

What if the problem wasn't herding kittens, but evaluating the play routine of each of them? That's what California is trying to do.

January 14, 2015

Lessons From Toronto: Increasing Achievement in a Large Urban School System

Toronto has all of the complexities, instability, and turmoil of big city school board and union politics, but has shown strong academic performance relative to other cities. So its successes are very relevant to US educators.

January 08, 2015

Education for Sustainable Development: Learning to Live Together

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) employs approaches that are learner centered, problem based, and focused on real-world contexts. Manitoba is leading the way.

December 22, 2014

Instructional Leadership Corps Aims to Transform California's Teaching

Can teachers reclaim their roles as leaders of their own learning? A new partnership between research centers at Stanford University and the California Teachers Association will try to build that capacity.

December 18, 2014

Why California's Accountability Reforms Are a Big Deal

More California exceptionalism: the state's new school funding law, and the local engagement lawmakers built into it, fundamentally change both school finance and accountability.

December 16, 2014

Igniting Youth to Success through Afterschool

Research shows that investing in high-quality afterschool programs addresses many of the challenges that Minnesota and many other states face in helping youth succeed in school, work, and life.

December 11, 2014

Teachers' Unions Face 'Best and Worst' of Times

It's the best of times for California's teacher unions, and also the worst. They have solid political backing in Sacramento, but only a limited time to use it.

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