Today, I chat with Grom Social founder Zach Marks about the idea behind the kid-friendly social media platform and the importance of online responsibility.

The recent teacher walkouts in West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Kentucky have not only been remarkable for their scope and success, but have also rapidly reshuffled the educational debates.

There's a healthy tension between the promise of personalized learning and the perils of ill-conceived curricula, models, and pedagogy. And I think it's safe to say that the more plainly, openly, and respectfully that we wrestle with all of this, the better off students and schools will be.

While there's a frustrating inevitability about schooling's pendulum swings, it's not inevitable that aspiring reformers will repeat yesterday's miscues.

To close out this round of guest bloggers, Amy Cummings explores the potential benefits of disagreement for the education research and reform community.

Amy Cummings continues a week of guest blogging by comparing the cognitive science radiation problem to the self-destructive nature of education reform.

Closing out this round of guest bloggers will be my research assistant, Amy Cummings. Amy kicks off the week today with some reflections on her cognitive science in education master's program and the need for the academy to bridge the theory-practice divide.

To close out a week of guest blogging, Judi Steele shares 8 key attributes of transformative educational leaders that she has observed by following the alumni of the Executive Leadership Academy.

Judi Steele continues guest blogging with a discussion of Nevada's entrepreneurial spirit and the founding of the Executive Leadership Academy.

Judi Steele begins a week of guest blogging by detailing the founding of the Nevada's Public Education Foundation.

The opinions expressed in Rick Hess Straight Up are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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