Is there a disconnect between being "good at math"--and being able to teach it well? Once again, it's about good instruction and useful curriculum.
Curriculum and instruction aren't as whiz-bang exciting as market-based reforms, but they're the key reasons why kids learn--or don't learn.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. Meet someone who can do that: Diane Ravitch.
What's the percentage of bad teachers out there? More importantly, what do we do about them?
In teaching, a powerful story is worth its weight in statistics. So let's be careful out there.
Does how we approach school improvement make a difference in outcomes?
What happens when school reform becomes a competition? Trash talk.
What happens when funders get behind the notion that a healthy urban public school system can prepare all students for post-secondary education, then provide the money to make that a reality?
Responding to an educational philanthropist who sees charters as the answer to pulling the rug out from under teacher unions...
What happens when any successful enterprise loses the big picture and begins to focus on short-term data goals?