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October 20, 2014

Preparing Principals: Best Practices and Next Steps

It's important to help prepare principals for their roles by identifying effective best practices for the development of new leaders.

July 24, 2014

Some Nuance in the Image of the School-Hopping Turnaround Principal

Are successful principals school-hopping, or staying put?

January 01, 2014

Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World- 2013 Update

The first draft of Getting Smart was written three years ago and a lot has changed since then. I reread the book on a plane recently and it holds up reasonably well, but there are things I wanted to provide in an update. Below are the top 10 developments I've seen since writing Getting Smart.

October 29, 2013

Seven Trends Impacting Edu-Jobs

Katie McNerney thinks about the future of education and the talent that will be required to unlock the potential. The CEO of EdFuel hangs out at 1776, a D.C. startup accelerator, with founder Kathleen deLaski, also the president of the deLaski Family Foundation.

September 23, 2013

Urban Extracurriculars Need Coordination, Study Finds

Study finds urban afterschool programs need mayoral support to coordinate services.

May 30, 2013

Study: Broader Data Use Could Improve Parent Involvement

A new analysis suggests ways school districts could help parents and policymakers make more informed comparisons of schools.

March 14, 2013

L.A. Chief John Deasy: Depoliticize Education Research

John Deasy, the newly reelected[SDS: neither re-elected nor re-appointed.-dv] chief of Los Angeles public schools, opened the annual meeting of the Association of Education Finance and Policy here with a call for researchers to help school and district administrators making decisions in hot political environments.

February 01, 2013

Ministers Learn About Improvement at Scale

An Education Leaders Briefing concluded the World Education Forum in London this week. Greg Butler from Microsoft (who helped my district go 1:1 in 1996) moderated the session that I participated in with Sir Michael Barber, Chief Education Advisor at Pearson, and Microsoft education lead Anthony Salcito.

January 30, 2013

From Batch Print to Show What You Know

The shift from print to digital is a big deal, but in many ways the shift from cohorts to competency is the more profound transformation underway in education.

January 25, 2013

How Online Learning is Saving and Improving Rural High Schools

Nearly 150,000 schools were closed in the U.S. in the last century in waves of consolidations owing to budgets, busing, algebra and football. Conventional wisdom was that bigger was better and cheaper. Well, that better thing didn't work out so well and it turns out that there are some diseconomies of scale as a result of increased non-instructional staff after about 600 students.

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