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April 15, 2014
April 01, 2014
Pondiscio: In my very first post here, I suggested that the education reform movement needs what I called a 'Nixon to China' moment. I lamented the unfortunate effects of our polarized education climate.
March 19, 2014
Teach For America's Rural School Leaders Academy plans to continue and improve its Rural School Leaders Academy, a new effort to help teachers transition into leadership roles.
March 17, 2014
Middle school students in rural McDowell County, W.Va., to receive laptops as part of public-private partnership, Reconnecting McDowell.
March 12, 2014
Rural Lake County School District is using Expeditionary Learning, a reform model that can be found in schools nationwide, in its effort to improve students' performance.
March 05, 2014
Two rural school district leaders have lessons for the country in technology and innovative programs, according to Education Week's annual "Leaders To Learn From" report.
February 21, 2014
Rural education advocate encourages use of place-based education as a way to teach students how to engage as and be responsible global citizens.
February 14, 2014
I also think it is unfair to count on, or to blame, teachers solely for the performance of their students. Yes, they play a role in shaping the young minds in their classrooms and yes, they should be held accountable for that. It seems to me that the root of issues in classrooms that tend to cause the most problems for students (like poverty and ill-equipped or uninvolved parents) should be the target of any true reform.
February 12, 2014
I've recently delved into The Death and Life of the Great American School by Diane Ravitch. It has been on my reading list for some time now and I finally decided it was time to really give it the attention it deserves. I consider myself an education reformer, and an advocate for reforming the current public school system, so Ravitch's works speak to me, even if I'm not always completely in the same school of thought.
February 07, 2014
One Montana nonprofit tries to build connections between rural and urban students with exchange program.