Having read a few thousand grant applications I can tell you that most suck. John Bailey, a former grant maker and current policy advocate, said something similar noting that most policy proposals were also weak and wandering. In contrast, he noted, the venture pitches at accelerators like Y Combinator and ImagineK12 are uniformly good--and often great.
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August 26, 2013
August 25, 2013
Our students need to receive the type of attention Antoinette Tuff demonstrated.
August 22, 2013
If surveys and the resulting process do not build relationships between the school and community through leadership, then there is no gain.
August 20, 2013
Compassion and empathy allow for bottom up leadership, system wide responsiveness and are the foundation of everything we do as human beings who have chosen to lead and serve.
August 18, 2013
Policy and agency leaders have decided to fail the children, the teachers and school leaders as a way of motivating us into action. They have become impatient with us, rather than examine themselves.
August 15, 2013
It is possible that to legislate that schools not only be required to teach academics, but to teach academics harnessing these games.
August 13, 2013
The design of the accountability processes and timelines are flawed AND we must suspend judgment within the organization in order to lead, learn and implement the change. We must be skillful enough to hold this paradox.
August 12, 2013
Ask a teacher in a high-poverty school to name their challenges and near the top of the list will be disruptive kids and students not ready to learn.
August 08, 2013
Educational leaders and policy makers continue to cross their arms, dig in their heels, and frown over their glasses at the mere mention of video games in school.
August 06, 2013
The Wallace Foundation recently released a compilation of the revised principal pipeline standards developed by its six grant-recipient districts.