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July 18, 2014

Five Inconvenient Truths for Traditionalists

In the second of two posts, Jal Mehta argues that neither reformers nor traditionalists have all the answers in moving towards deeper learning for all. This post highlights five blind spots of traditionalists that he thinks are worthy of more open discussion.

July 18, 2014

Do We Really Have a Problem Without a Solution?

After many years of fighting who is right and who is wrong, will we ever come together? Do we really have a problem without a solution?

July 16, 2014

Five Inconvenient Truths for Reformers

In the first of two posts, Jal Mehta argues that neither reformers nor traditionalists have all the answers in moving towards deeper learning for all. This post highlights five blind spots of reformers that he thinks are worthy of more open discussion.

June 26, 2014

Poll Shows Support for Vergara Restrictions

A public opinion poll released Thursday shows that a large majority of Californians supports the restrictions on tenure and due process that were the subject of the recent Vergara decision.

June 23, 2014

Rural Colo. District Seeks Waiver From State Reforms

A 2008 Colorado law allows districts flexibility to modify education reform requirements.

June 19, 2014

Global Deeper Learning in Denver

By deeply diving into the core tenets of global competence, Denver Center for International Studies students find that learning is engaging and relevant, while preparing them for college, careers, and the global society they will graduate into.

June 16, 2014

Even in Winning, Vergara Is Still a Loser

Remember the analogy test you had to take to get into college. Well, here's one: Vergara is to education reform as pancake makeup is to beauty. Makeup covers up the pockmarks and makes the surface look better. But it doesn't do anything about the body's systemic problems that caused the blemishes.

June 13, 2014

In Vergara Aftermath, Opportunity and Danger

The Vergara decision brings opportunity but probably no action, writes Peter Schrag, and comes at a time of great danger for teacher unions, writes Stephanie Simon.

June 12, 2014

Effective Professional Learning: 10 Strategies

We share ten strategies to help districts create an effective system of professional learning for teachers.

June 06, 2014

New Indianapolis Fellowships Could Provide Blueprint for K-12 Turnarounds

Paul Hill proposes ways for reformers to find and cultivate local talent while transforming failing schools system.

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