You've probably heard the argument that common core will kill creativity—if it doesn't kill everything else first. But is it possible that standards could actually make creative teaching more likely? Can we imagine a world where standards actually make creative teaching possible by validating the work that has to be done to give it life?
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November 24, 2014
November 19, 2014
Join us tonight (Wed.) at 8 p.m. ET for a Twitter chat (#ewedchat) on how schools can better support good teaching.
November 18, 2014
Everybody seems to assume that they know both what needs to be done to fix schools and that schools need to be fixed in the first place. In times like these it's important to start challenging weak ideas by asking the hard questions--not just about what schools do, but about what they can do. It's time, in other words, for a few more of us to get in touch with our inner contrarian. Let's get started.
November 12, 2014
That's the big union machine at work. Your neighbors. Your kids' teachers. Volunteering. Contacting one voter at a time. Speaking from the heart and from professional experience, out of a sincere desire to see better schools, better teaching, and a better future for our children.
November 05, 2014
Keep up with the latest results in the 2014 contests for state schools superintendent.
November 05, 2014
Follow the results in a number of high-profile 2014 gubernatorial contests with potential impact on education.
October 30, 2014
If voters place more stock in the results produced by incumbent Tom Torlakson than they do in the advertising of challenger Marshall Tuck, California has a chance to continue improving education.
October 21, 2014
A new focus on getting teacher investment in new evaluation systems seems promising—but is it too little, too late?
October 19, 2014
A new documentary short film, "Crenshaw," shows how top-down reform policies such as school reconstitution can do more harm than good for students and the community.
October 10, 2014
A panel of education experts says that the nation's understaffing problem is about retention, not recruitment. The solutions? Better leadership and more freedom for teachers.