I recently chatted with ACUE president Jonathan Gyurko about his organization's efforts to teach professors to be excellent educators, not just subject-matter experts.

Rick talks with former Gov. Jeb Bush about leadership in education, how remote learning worked out, and the initiative of teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If public-health officials indicate that schools can open this fall, then school systems need to find a way to do so.

Guest blogger Robert Pondiscio passes the baton to Eric Kalenze today, who shares three sound ideas for practitioners facing schooling uncertainty.

"Plans for the coming school year are being optimized for public health, not teaching and learning," says guest blogger Robert Pondiscio.

Civil society runs on cooperation and trust; hyper-partisanship defeats it, says guest blogger Robert Pondiscio, who notes that citizenship is the forgotten purpose of education.

"Keeping the focus on students and their communities is essential to the work we do as educators," says guest blogger Irvin Scott.

Today, guest blogger Irvin Scott describes his conversations with teachers and a principal who talk candidly about the impact of working online.

My goal This week is to give voice to those on the front lines—parents, teachers, school and system leaders, and of course, students, says Irvin Scott.

Now that DeVos' school choice agenda has made support for charters the third rail of Democratic party politics, it's fair to expect some challenging times ahead for TFA, says Helen Baxendale.

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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