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Zero-tolerance for kids is a fast and slippery slope to lock-up

Many people assume that when kids get into trouble while they are in school that they are sent to the principal’s office, held after school, or maybe even suspended. 780 more words

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The responsibility of educators to "do no harm"

“Do no harm” is an ethical principle most often regarded in connection with the Hippocratic Oath taken by doctors. Essentially, it refers to the idea that professionals have a responsibility as part of their practice to refrain from actions that harm others. 920 more words


The Blessing and Curse of High Visibility

Bonus post this week!  Mass Insight Education President Justin Cohen shares his thoughts on Common Core roll-out and how #edreformers can better engage the public. 597 more words


Friday 5: Finland, Swim Class, Sod Schoolhouses

The one-room schoolhouse is the stuff of legend in modern-day North America, and in an era when 4,000-student high schools are not uncommon, it’s easy to forget that one-room schools still exist. 675 more words


The Problem with Common Core- Insight from Diane Ravitch

By: Nicole Swanson

Diane Ravitch, an education historian and former US Assistant Secretary of Education, believes Common Core will go the same way as No Child Left Behind because it is based off the assumption that the solution is more tests, harder standards but that’s not the problem. 213 more words