David Brooks is, in my view, one of the most thoughtful and well-informed columnists writing today. So I was delighted to see that he had written a piece on the Chicago teachers' strike. Delighted, that is, until I saw what had written.In his column, Brooks makes a sharp distinction betw...
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September 18, 2012
September 04, 2012
Note: Alan Blankstein, president and founder of the HOPE Foundation, is back as a guest blogger to share some more of his work to transform public schools. Sustainable leadership is characterized by depth of learning and real achievement rather than superficially tested performance; length of impa...
August 31, 2012
Under legislation awaiting action from Gov. Jerry Brown, the state education agency would have to break out data for English-learners who have not reached proficiency after six years in U.S. schools.
August 23, 2012
Guest post by Ross Brenneman Hollywood's response rate to real events is quickening. Less than two years after the first invocation of a "parent trigger" law in Compton, Calif., comes the first film inspired by that movement. Currently in advance screenings, "Won't Back Down" chronicles the strugg...
August 16, 2012
Michigan has used its teacher preparation accountability system to bar new enrollments at two teachers' colleges.
July 23, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education is looking for promising practices in disaggregating data for Asian-heritage students.
July 19, 2012
NAESP Executive Director Gail Connelly joins principals across the country in calling on Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and, in doing so, support, strengthen and invest in great principals.
June 26, 2012
In his keynote this morning at the ISTE conference, Zhao tied the U.S. economy's strength to its entrepreneurial and creative spirit, despite American test scores, which lag behind its Asian counterparts.
June 22, 2012
A long overdue report on progress of English learners was released by the U.S. Department of Education
June 19, 2012
The most intriguing topic of the past week was discovering that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been subsidizing research into something called "galvanic skin response monitors." This research is intended to develop a bracelet that may be worn regularly by students and teachers to gauge their physiological reactions to what is happening in the classroom.