October 13, 2011 | Blog

The chatter among the education cognescenti this week is about what is and what isn’t in the bipartisan ESEA draft…

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Unintended, Unforeseen Consequences

February 8, 2011 | Blog

The challenges surrounding the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) plan to replace principals at underperforming schools across the nation (New…

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January 12, 2011 | Blog

Proposed education reforms that do not imagine that current and beginning teachers can become more effective while on the job…

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Silver Linings

December 3, 2010 | Blog

It’s probably no surprise to regular readers of this blog that I’m a Democrat. That said, in my professional life,…

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Building A Better Teacher

December 2, 2010 | Blog

If you haven’t been reading the excellent “Building A Better Teacher” news series in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, you should be….

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The Manifesto, Income Inequality & Credibility

October 13, 2010 | Blog

On Friday, I wrote a blog item (‘Misleading Manifesto’) chiding a group of urban superintendents for misstating educational research in…

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Teacher Quality: What You Need To Know

September 27, 2010 | Blog

Today the Joyce Foundation is releasing “Teacher Quality: What You Need to Know,” a first-of-its-kind guidebook that shows parents why…

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Teaching and Learning Conditions

April 6, 2010 | Blog

I’m catching up on education news and blogging after some well-spent time with our family in New York and Vermont…

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Are Mass Teacher Firings A New Trend?

March 26, 2010 | Blog

Per this recent Education Optimists post about teacher firings in Central Falls, Rhode Island, word comes that a Georgia high…

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Movement on Teacher Residency Requirements

March 10, 2010 | Blog

As a follow up to my post last September (“Teacher Residency Requirements”), there appears to be legislative movement in both…

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