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Being Strategic With Teacher Leadership: No Leeroy Jenkins in Education!

Being Strategic With Teacher Leadership: No Leeroy Jenkins in Education!

Last week I wrote about some of my meandering thoughts about the smorgasbord of teacher leadership initiatives that are popping up across the nation like a game of whack-a-mole. I received many good questions and pushback on Twitter, and have had some great conversations as a result. My fellow blogger and thought-leader extraordinaire Nancy Flanagan [...]

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Why Aren’t We ‘Seeing Success’ in Teacher Leadership?

Why Aren’t We ‘Seeing Success’ in Teacher Leadership?

How long does it take before we can effectively judge the success or failure of teacher leadership? What is the timeframe before we are ready to run teacher leadership through the evaluation gauntlet and deem its worth? Last week I was wondering those very things as I read Ross Brenneman’s “State Teams See Mixed Progress” [...]

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Corporal Punishment Banned in Seoul, South Korea

Corporal Punishment Banned in Seoul, South Korea

Education authorities in Seoul, South Korea, banned corporal punishment at all schools in the capital last week. Teachers there are now prohibited from all forms of corporal punishment, including ordering students to do push-ups, run, hold their arms straight above their heads, and walk in a squatting position called a “ducks’ walk,” said Chung Young-chul, [...]

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U.S. Math, Science Achievement Exceeds World Average

U.S. Math, Science Achievement Exceeds World Average

The math and science achievement of U.S. students continues to surpass the global average for nations taking part in a prominent assessment, results issued Tuesday show, but several East Asian countries and jurisdictions far outpace the United States, especially in mathematics. The most striking contrast comes in the 8th grade, where nearly half of all [...]

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Report: Decaying School Infrastructure Putting Student Health At Risk

Report: Decaying School Infrastructure Putting Student Health At Risk

School facilities is second only to highways as the largest sector of public infrastructure spending, but it’s been more than 20 years since the federal government conducted a comprehensive review of the nation’s school buildings. The fill this void, the Center for Green Schools teamed up with 21st Century Fund and theNational Council on School [...]

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Dismantling the Myth of the “Average” Student

Dismantling the Myth of the “Average” Student

You might be tempted to say that Todd Rose isn’t your “average” high school dropout. He is, after all, currently on the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. But Rose is also author of a new book that explains why you shouldn’t refer to him, yourself or anyone around you as “average.” In “The [...]

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The Future of College

The Future of College

Last week, tens of thousands of high school seniors across the country got bad news. Acceptance rates at selective colleges hit record lows, down to a minuscule 4.7% at Stanford and 5.2% at Harvard from an already stingy 10.9% and 10.5% ten years ago. The same trend was true at Brown, Penn, Duke and just [...]

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Bringing Art to Life: An Intergenerational Approach to Alzheimer’s

Bringing Art to Life: An Intergenerational Approach to Alzheimer’s

“Each day is a gift. You know you really realize that when you get older,” says Don. Don is one of the many people with Alzheimer’s disease participating in theBringing Art to Life art therapy program at the University of Alabama (UA)- Tuscaloosa. Now in its fifth year, Bringing Art to Life is a special [...]

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Accelerating the Pace of Innovation

Accelerating the Pace of Innovation

The biggest problem in evidence-based reform in education is that there are too few replicable programs that have strong evidence of effectiveness available to educators. The evidence provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)encourage the use of programs that have strong, moderate, or promising evidence of effectiveness, and they require School Improvement efforts (formerly [...]

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Black Single Mothers Are More Than Scapegoats

Black Single Mothers Are More Than Scapegoats

If I had a dollar for every time a single mother got blamed for the problems in the African American community, I’d be rich. If I had two dollars for every time someone said a single mother’s problems would be solved with the addition of a man to the household, I would be even richer. [...]

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A Whimsical Look at Fallacies: Appeal to Authority — Part 4: The Limits of Reason

A Whimsical Look at Fallacies: Appeal to Authority — Part 4: The Limits of Reason

Dear Reader, prepare yourself for mental legerdemain. As you recall, Part 1 of our story tells of Everyman, conditioned from birth to believe the authorities and myths of his tribe, and forbidden, under any circumstances, to think for himself. Prompted by inner doubts and travel restrictions, he steals away in the night to discover the [...]

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Dudley children’s services: ‘Serious failings’ identified by Ofsted

Dudley children’s services: ‘Serious failings’ identified by Ofsted

Ofsted inspectors said there was no assurance that vulnerable children were safe or “effectively protected” due to inadequate services at Dudley Council. The authority had been aware of the deficits for “some time” but had not acted quickly enough, they added. Dudley Council said it would “continue at pace” to radically improve services. Inspectors who [...]

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