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Clearing the Table

Thank you for pulling up a chair, but after four years, it's time to make space for someone else at the table. I'm off In Pursuit of Wisdom.


Against All Odds

I am convinced that if we value student success it is is critical that our new teachers have the support of an informed and concerned mentor. This one is a special case.


Wait Wait..Don't Tell Me!

It may be counter-intuitive, but sometimes the longer you wait, the faster they learn.


A Message From Education Nation: Listen to Me! Love Me!

The student panel on Education Nation said, "Education leaders, teachers, funders, and policy makers need to start listening to student voice," and this is what those students said, "Teacher, love me!"


Testing Smoke and Mirrors

Are policymakers lost in the haze or throwing up a smoke screen with sex education and health testing in DC?


Past Tense

The first day of school is always a new beginning--a fresh page. This year the first day was more than a new page. I'm starting a new chapter.


Another Storm on the Horizon

Hurricane Irene was a drop in the bucket compared to our current poverty rate among our children and if we don't do something about it, we may never recover a a nation.


The Best of Both Worlds

In the discussion of college and career readiness, education stakeholders sometimes get caught up in determining which ought to come first, preparation for college or preparation for career. That's a chicken or the egg argument.


Learning How to Live

It's important for our children to learn in order to earn a living, but we also need to ensure they learn how to live.


RSVP: Regrets Only

On Saturday, July 30 you are cordially invited to join teachers, parents and supports to the Save Our Schools March in Washington, D.C.


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