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Book Notes & Thoughts: Improvement by Design

It’s been awhile… I think every blogger goes through a spell when it’s really hard to write. In January, I set out a writing plan for the spring, which involved blogging a book per week. 962 more words


Civil Fine of Their Own

I recently decided to pay less attention to politics and even lesser attention (grammar?) to the politics around education. I teach at a charter school and charter schools make strange bedfellows; liberal teachers with a social justice tilt often funded by right wing organizations that may or may not love our schools because of their ability to disrupt the teachers’ unions. 357 more words


What Will Education Look Like In Five Minutes?

No Child Left Behind. Race to the Top. Civic Learning. Excellent Educators for All. STEM. Mandatory Retention. Full Inclusion.

This is a small sampling of well-known educational initiatives on a state or national scale that have received scrutiny at some point during their tenure in public education. 522 more words


Researchers Assess Florida Developmental Education Reform

July 6, 2016 

Two years after state-mandated developmental education reform to the Florida College System, Florida State University researchers say there are both positive and negative student outcomes as a result of the changes.  602 more words

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The World is Flat: Teachers as Innovators

This is a particularly exciting time to be involved in education. Beyond the rhetoric of school reform, there are many emerging opportunities and ideas transforming places of learning in truly innovative ways. 412 more words


A Message For Charter School Teachers During National Charter Schools Week and Teacher Appreciation Week, 2016

In recognition of National Charter Schools Week and also Teacher Appreciation Week 2016, I want to take the opportunity to share my appreciation and gratitude for our incredible Performance Academies team of teachers, and 14 years of successful work together alongside our students and families. 1,068 more words