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November 19, 2014

Twitter Chat: What Conditions Support Good Teaching?

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

Calling All Contrarians: The Time for Questions Is Now

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

Unions Behind the Scenes

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

Live Election Coverage: State Chiefs' Races

Keep up with the latest results in the 2014 contests for state schools superintendent.

November 05, 2014

Live Election Coverage: Governors' Races

Follow the results in a number of high-profile 2014 gubernatorial contests with potential impact on education.

October 30, 2014

California's Education Progress Depends on Torlakson

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

Teacher Investment Makes or Breaks Education Policy

A new focus on getting teacher investment in new evaluation systems seems promising—but is it too little, too late?

October 19, 2014

'Crenshaw' Offers a Cautionary Tale

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

Researchers Offer Prescriptions for Retaining Teachers

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.

September 25, 2014

Colo. Students Protest School Board History Proposal

Hundreds of students walk out of school in protest of a Colorado district school board's plan to change its history curriculum to something that portrays the United States in a better light.

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