Pedro Noguera and I wrote a new book in which we try to talk through some of the toughest issues in education. It was a heartening experience.
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I can't help but think that tackling dynamics of giftedness would've added a lot of resonance and texture to Incredibles 2, in a way that might have made the movie a worthy sequel to its remarkable predecessor.
October 04, 2017
While the things that Moskowitz discusses strike me as pretty commonsensical, the reality is that it's just much harder to forge new expectations and norms in organizations marked by inherited cultures, routines, and contracts, and where influential employees have been doing things a certain way for decades.
September 28, 2017
There's much to say on testing and accountability in 2017. But today I'll stick to offering just five thoughts sparked by Dan Koretz's new book and yesterday's discussion.
September 21, 2017
If we're going to refashion a 19th-century model of schooling for the 21st century (and I think we need to), how we go about it will be at least as important as what we try to do.
October 19, 2015
In the United States, we celebrate wealth, fame, and beauty over brainpower, but Ridley Scott's recent film The Martian stands out as a rare example of pop culture that celebrates smart.
November 20, 2014
Thomas Stewart and Patrick Wolf's new book provides a terrific framework for thinking about school choice, using their evaluations of the DC OSP.
November 13, 2014
Yong Zhao's new book argues that China's PISA scores aren't that miraculous after all. I agree with much, but not all, of what he says.
October 09, 2014
School choice advocates and skeptics alike should read Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj's excellent new book about how immigrant students navigate New York City's universal high school choice program.
September 22, 2014
Howard Fuller's new book No Struggle, No Progress is stuffed with fascinating detail and from-the-shoulder wisdom. Let me keep it simple: read this book.