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June 27, 2017

Exploring The Power of Networked Improvement Communities

Labeling schools as failing and sending in experts with packaged programs has been ineffective in improving schools. 'Networked Improvement Communities' are a promising alternative.

March 23, 2017

Union Program Boosts Classroom Innovation

The Institute for Teaching, a California Teachers Association offshoot, has put nearly $1-million behind innovative teacher-initiative projects from STEM to STEAM: labs, gardens, dance, culture, and canoes. Here's a look.

March 13, 2017

How Creating Networks Builds Winning School Districts

The Vista Unified School District won a XQ super school prize. Superintendent Devin Vodička attributes success to deliberately creating relational networks. Here, a conversation with the superintendent and University of California San Diego professor Alan J. Daly.

March 02, 2017

Solar Panels Electrify Student Success

In Temecula, California, Blaine Boyer uses solar panels, painted guitars, and dragon lizards, to teach STEM, motivate students, and plant the seeds of adulthood in reluctant continuation school students.

February 27, 2017

David Cohen on Shifting the Perception of Public Education

National Board certified teacher Kristoffer Kohl talks with another teacher and author, David Cohen, about his new book and the implications of Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary.

February 22, 2017

Creating a Learning Community at California's Education Department

California's Department of Education has espoused creating professional learning communities. Now, as key staffers write it's trying to recreate itself in that image.

January 26, 2017

Are Microcredentials the Next iPhone?

Teachers have been earning credits and credentials for generations, so the claim that new microcredentials will change professional development is likely to be met with some skepticism. But as Kristoffer Kohl writes they may be the next big thing.

December 13, 2016

New Research Shows Young Men of Color Thriving

We all know the grim story about Black and Latino youth. The narrative of violence, underachievement is spread through popular media and academic research. But there's another story, as John McDonald writes. New research shows men of color as thriving.

December 07, 2016

Patrick Dolan: A Gentle Guide to Productive Labor Relations

We've lost Patrick Dolanwho spent a career teaching unions and managements how to create relationships that were both just and productive. His message is more urgent now than ever.

June 13, 2016

Can 'Deeper Learning' Drive Teacher Power?

Historically, the idea of teacher power has been associated with faculty running schools. A new report links teacher influence and providing deeper-learning experiences.

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