June 2011 Archives

This post describes four possible paths forward towards significant improvement for the school system.

By Jal Mehta As we close the blog, I wanted to thank everyone involved. Elizabeth Rich at Education Week was really important in seeing the potential for this kind of venture, the contributors did their part by laying out a wide range of potential visions, and the commenters have greatly enriched the conversation in their contributions. Helen Malone did great work in administering the blog, as well as writing a post. Thanks also to the Hewlett and Spencer Foundations for funding this work. A couple of programming notes: There will be an online chat in a couple weeks with Bob ...

This post suggests we need to devolve trust from feds and states to districts, from districts to schools, from schools to teachers, and from teachers to students.

This post looks at international evidence and poses a strong challenge to the American approach to school reform.


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