Rather than tugging for or against the standardized testing, for example, energy can be spent on the real concern...closing the achievement gaps and preparing all students for colleges and careers.
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February 10, 2015
February 08, 2015
The principal as lead reader begins with questioning the assumption that all teachers are "readers." It includes reading and sharing the joy and the new information that results regularly.
February 06, 2015
We look at the possible roll-back of four-day school week in Minnesota, dispute over the cost of charter expansion in Philadelphia, and supporting high-achieving, low-income students.
February 06, 2015
Three education companies took center stage in a meeting with financiers, philanthropists, and researchers about "impact investing" that was co-sponsored by the Aspen Institute.
February 05, 2015
We have an opportunity to rethink school design and meet the college and career needs of students while preparing them with social emotional skills at the same time.
February 03, 2015
There is a direct connection between the leader's actions and the students' success or failure.
February 01, 2015
The use of technology in teaching, learning, and sharing is not a requirement that can be passed on to the teachers without an understanding of the ease and complexities involved.
January 29, 2015
The public's unforgiving criticism of the recent snowstorm that hit the northeast offers an exaggerated insight into the ongoing commentary about the work of educators and the politicians who they have voted into office.
January 27, 2015
Principals are expected to create and support a safe community for all learners; students and teachers both. Their charge is enormous.
January 25, 2015
Policymakers interested in improving schools play a critical role. We remain open to the hope that the Governor of New York State believes his solutions are well informed. But, we do not see "bad teachers" as the problem.