If your district has a genuine professional collaboration model--different work, but same level of respect and influence for teachers and school leaders--that's admirable. So--are you working together to advocate for change? Or merely going through the motions of Schooling 2015? Why aren't teachers, parents and school leaders everywhere joining forces to put a stop to the worst of it--the selling off of public resources to for-profit CMOs, teacher evaluation by test data, and loss of local control over core work: curriculum, instruction, assessment?
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April 23, 2015
April 19, 2015
Another teacher is hanging it up, this time after only six years in the classroom. Should we be worried about the fact that so many teachers choose to leave the classroom so soon?
April 15, 2015
Can we increase student achievement without addressing high concentrations of poverty? Teacher Cristina Duncan Evans explains why we can't.
April 15, 2015
If students can't do their best work unless adults hop, skip, strut, twist and shout about the test, we're doing something quite wrong in assessment, and in our messaging about education.
April 14, 2015
Our friends down in North Carolina have been engineering a revolution in state government ever since it looked like the state might change its political stripes. Much of it seems to be built on the idea that public things need to be dismantled. You can bet public education is in the crosshairs.
April 13, 2015
Classroom teachers have more power to change a school than they think.
April 07, 2015
A former student of mine stopped in yesterday with a story to tell—and a good one, at that.
April 06, 2015
If teachers don't believe the evaluation process is valid and worthwhile, then they won't take it seriously and potential positive effects will never trickle down to students.
April 03, 2015
Education Week gathered reactions to the Atlanta test-cheating trial, in which 11 educators were found guilty of racketeering.
March 31, 2015
Nancie Atwell just one the "Nobel Prize of Teaching," and promptly warned young people not to become teachers. I don't blame her for the frustration, but here's my attempt to be a little more hopeful.