April 2014 Archives

At a recent groundbreaking for a new school in Washington, D.C., writer Sam Chaltain wonders what the arrival of a new charter school will mean for the neighborhood that surrounds it -- and what the loss of the building's previous school might have set in motion.


Is it possible that there's a neuroscience of democracy -- and that most modern school reform efforts are ignoring the implications of its central tenets? Sam Chaltain explores.


Too much of what passes for innovative thinking today is really just an effort to perfect our ability to succeed in a system that no longer serves our interests. But two recent articles light a different path -- on that might actually help us reimagine education for a changing world.


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