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December 21, 2014

Freeing Schools From Carnegie Units and Standardized Testing

Carnegie Units and the use of standardized tests are archaic models that accompanied us into this century. We would do well to shed them for a newer, and yes, better way to frame the education we offer students.

December 18, 2014

Grading Students' Work: Past or Future World? #TBT

How can we consider changing the tradition of grading without engaging in serious and respectful conversations with those advocating for it?

December 16, 2014

Leading Us Deeper Into 21st-Century Schools

Change is demanded by the times we live in, by those who are at the edge of the new economy and, most importantly, by the children who are arriving at school.

December 14, 2014

Do Superintendents Matter?

Each role in our systems plays a part in the success of students. But the tone and energy of the district flows from the CEO.

November 30, 2014

Girls and Technology: Painting a New Picture

Programming is a creative, social endeavor. Girls need to know that.

November 25, 2014

Plant the Seeds for Future Thanksgivings in Kindergarten

Child development and curriculum in classrooms should be inexorably linked. We both believe that as a basic tenet of all school design.

November 04, 2014

Time Magazine Tackles Tenure

The quality of the education students receive in a school rests largely on the teachers in it. The achievement of the students in schools, however, depends on a vast array of factors.

October 23, 2014

More Is Not Better: #TBT

If the conversation about longer school days and years is going to continue (and we think it is) there are a few things we need to do before it becomes another external solution even if imposed with the best of intentions.

October 21, 2014

Time for Daydreaming

In order to operate in an environment where the primary work engaged in involves cognitive tasks, the brain has to turn off its empathetic area! That is one big unintended consequence.

October 19, 2014

Nobel Peace Prize Winners: Finding Common Ground

Let us find that space where we come together with hope and purpose and care about our children and allow for our own Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai to rise from our crowd of concerned advocates.

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