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January 22, 2015

When Education Policy Debates Are More Than a Circus

People are often disinclined to disagree in good faith and work from there. I've noticed this again with ESEA reauthorization and State of the Union postmortems. Here are two takeaways.

January 14, 2015

Distinguishing Tests From Accountability in NCLB

Those who don't want the federal role in education dialed back are doing some wild intellectual gymnastics.

January 12, 2015

Seven Observations on ESEA Reauthorization

ESEA/NCLB reauthorization is off and running. As it races forward, here are seven things to keep in mind.

January 10, 2015

Response: Teachers Of Color Can 'Broaden Student Perspectives'

Teacher Ya Po Cha, teacher Elizabeth Villanueva, student teacher Billy William Ivy, biligual aide Alma Avalos, and student Amanda Martinez provide their thoughts on recruiting teachers of color. In addition, I include comments from readers.

January 08, 2015

Response: 'Education Suffers' Without More Teachers Of Color

Teachers Antoine Germany, James Pale, Dominique Williams and Evelyn Ramos; and student Jacquelin Estrada contribute their thoughts on the need for more teachers of color.

January 08, 2015

California's Window of Opportunity

California has a chance to show how a state can dodge the supposedly silver bullets of weaker education reform efforts, and move towards meaningful structural changes that benefit students and schools.

January 07, 2015

New York City to Lift Long-Standing Ban on Cellphones in Schools

The New York Daily News reports that the ban on electronic devices could end as early as March. Mayor Bill de Blasio said he planned to end the prohibition when he campaigned for mayor last year.

January 06, 2015

Response: The Teachers of Color 'Disappearance Crisis'

Gloria Ladson-Billings, Travis J. Bristol, and Terrenda Corisa White provide written responses to this week's topic: How Can We Increase the Ranks of Teachers of Color?

January 05, 2015

What Needs To Happen To Recruit & Retain More Teachers Of Color?

The new question-of-the-week is: What Needs To Happen To Recruit & Retain More Teachers Of Color?

December 23, 2014

Response: 'Care Is The Catalyst For Learning'

Sean McComb, P.J. Caposey, Cindi Rigsbee, A. William Place, Jennifer Fredricks and several readers share their thoughts on the role of "care" in the age of standards.

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