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Which Shape?

Two mentalities often appear as rivals: the preservationist and the entrepreneurial. The preservationist mentality is quick to nostalgia and slow to triumph. The entrepreneurial mentality is quick to create, disrupt, and destroy in order to advance. 361 more words

From the Files Tuesday: Down in the Valley

Have you ever heard of GSV? I know the company’s heard of you. How? GSV stands for “Global Silicon Valley”. Just what does GSV have to do with education, especially Common Core Standards?! 1,017 more words

Common Core Standards

Breaking News: Missouri Education Commissioner Retiring

State Commissioner of Education Chris Nicastro is retiring at the end of the year.

I don’t know whether that means the end of 2014 or the end of the school year, but it doesn’t matter. 6 more words

Education Reform

A personal challenge, a shared responsibility

Thinking and writing about education, synthesizing personal experiences as a student and as a teacher with the many brilliant insights I have read or heard about from others, has led me to an inescapable conclusion. 684 more words

Education Policy

Frank Breslin: Dickens and Standardized Testing

Frank Breslin, retired high school teacher, considers the current obsession with standardized testing in reading and mathematics and laments the neglect of history, foreign languages, science, and everything else that is not tested. 483 more words

Education Reform

Relying on Half-Truths in Vergara P.R. Push

Writing in The San Diego Union-Tribune this weekend, San Diego County Superintendent Randy Ward offered lots of rhetoric and insufficient evidence to explain the educational benefits leading to his… 1,124 more words

Education Reform

Trending: Action Research

Here’s a quotation to start off your week:

“We Have Met the Audience and She Is Us”

That’s the title of Judith Bradshaw Brown’s contribution Hubbard and Power’s Living Questions: A Guide for Teacher Researchers.   235 more words

Education Reform