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April 15, 2015

Hiring Teachers for Their Potential in South African Blended Learning Schools

Understanding that the need for high quality education in South Africa is urgent, we have adopted a recruitment and selection strategy at SPARK that focuses more on hiring for potential than on hiring for current capability.

April 07, 2015

High-Quality Teachers and Leaders Around the World: From Rhetoric to Action

The recent 2015 International Summit on the Teaching Profession was an important opportunity to share best practices and learn from other countries on critical challenges in education.

February 02, 2015

Making Teacher Professional Development Decisions Based on Program Effectiveness

If the professional development experienced by teachers simply exposes teachers to new concepts that are never implemented, time and money is being squandered. Push for hard data on the impact of professional development programs.

January 14, 2015

Lessons From Toronto: Increasing Achievement in a Large Urban School System

Toronto has all of the complexities, instability, and turmoil of big city school board and union politics, but has shown strong academic performance relative to other cities. So its successes are very relevant to US educators.

January 08, 2015

Education for Sustainable Development: Learning to Live Together

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) employs approaches that are learner centered, problem based, and focused on real-world contexts. Manitoba is leading the way.

October 23, 2014

5 Behaviors That Can Sink Leaders

Being a school leader is a stressful job, but one that comes with a great deal of responsibility. Schools, staff and students need great leaders, and there just isn't enough of that going around yet.

October 21, 2014

Teacher Investment Makes or Breaks Education Policy

A new focus on getting teacher investment in new evaluation systems seems promising—but is it too little, too late?

October 21, 2014

How One District Went Global, With Planning and Opportunity

Jack Bierwith has been the superintendent of Herricks Union Free School District on Long Island, New York for thirteen years and has guided the district as it has added language classes and integrated global competence into its curriculum for all students. Read his words of advice.

October 17, 2014

Globally Competent Kentucky: A State Approach

As mentioned in our previous blog, we are beginning to see an increased interest by states to provide their students with a globally focused education, including increased access to world language programs and acknowledgement of heritage languages through seals of biliteracy. Kentucky has not only made a public statement on the importance of global competence and world languages for its students, but is taking time to evaluate the situation before moving to expansion. Lu Young explains.

October 14, 2014

Next-Gen Principal Prep: Blended, Personalized, Competency-based

The current system of preparing U.S. schools and system leaders is broken. What do principals need to know and be able to do for the leadership challenges they'll face?

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