Watching the new Fast and the Furious this weekend brought to mind some of the common tensions underlying school reform.

So much of how we talk about education today tangles school reform with larger ideological debates taking place in our polarized and distrustful era.

For me, school reform rests on a series of pretty simple tenets. Let me clarify.

Here are three pro-choice lines of argument I've heard a lot in 2017 and a couple of thoughts as to why passionate advocates might want to lean on some different talking points.

Whether it be an airline or a school, what we all want, I think, is that professionals exhibit a passion for doing their job well.

Today, Celine Coggins wraps up her week of guest blogging by offering some advice to those on the road to transformative leadership.

Guest blogger Celine Coggins shares her thoughts on the impact of data and storytelling under today's political landscape.

This week, guest blogger Celine Coggins joins us to discuss the crucial role of teacher leadership in education reform.

Today, Jessica Sutter rounds out her week of guest blogging by sharing a few thoughts and questions on the issue of charter school restarts.

Today, guest blogger Jessica Sutter considers what's standing in the way of education reformers meeting together in a middle space.

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