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Three Things Stefan Pryor Accomplished

Around the same time Connecticut Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor rode into office three years ago, the state had the worst achievement gap in the country. On the heels of Pryor’s Aug. 142 more words

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A Reflection on (Unwanted) Classes

After I wrote The Futility of Some Subjects, something interesting happened. I’m actually starting to like my geology class. I know I’m probably the only one. 170 more words


Beyond Caricatures: On Dewey, Freire, and Direct Instruction (Again)

A former colleague while we both taught high school in rural South Carolina, Ed Welchel, and I addressed [1] the continuing importance of both John Dewey and Paulo Freire, despite the decrease in requirements for education philosophy in certification and degree programs, in “The Practitioner Has No Clothes: Resisting Practice Divorced from Philosophy in Teacher Education and the Classroom” for Kincheloe and Hewitt’s… 1,487 more words


Youth Radio podcast: Education trends and trials

Youth Radio podcast edition picks the best of the past year’s reporting on education issues, including common core standards, restorative justice, and tenure tensions. Listen in or download on Youth Radio.


Student Leaders Vote to Leave Dialogue

This past Saturday (August 30, 2014) the CONFECH voted to officially leave the dialogue with the Bachelet government.

In an interview with CNN Chile, Naschla Aburman, President of FEUC, commented that the student movement wants a more “direct” conversation with the government.

Link to article in Spanish

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Krazy TA Explains the Meaning of TAGO

To those of you who regularly read the comments on this blog, you will frequently encounter pithy, funny, learned comments by reader KrazyTA. He is as likely to quote a Greek philosopher as to quote Groucho Marx. 250 more words

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Navigating the Bounty of Higher Education

Although I’ve worked at the University at Buffalo for over eleven years, I still feel like a kid in a candy store. With every new researcher or project I discover, my mind spins with new ideas and wonderment.   474 more words