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Look Up! Three Practices for Leadership Mindfulness

At a recent conference on equity and activism in education, my co-author and I spoke to dozens of young educational leaders juggling hard to balance their political commitments, moral obligations, and extraordinarily demanding jobs. 1,007 more words

Las Vegas: What Happens When Reform Is Not Reform But Destruction?

In an article published in 2013, journalist Launce Rake comments on the departure from Nevada of two “reformers.” He takes the opportunity to explain why the word “reform” should never be used to describe events, individuals, or organizations. 227 more words

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Denisha Jones: Beware the Education "Reformers" Who Co-Opt the Language of the Civil Rights Movement

Denish Jones is a contributor to EmPower magazine. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University. She has taught kindergarten, preschool, served as a campus based preschool director, and taught college for over 10 years. 836 more words

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Read With Care: Washington Post Editorial Board Endorses Rahm

I say read with care, because if you are fed up with Rahm Emanuel’s attacks on public education and unions, you may need to have a barf bag nearby. 101 more words

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Wow!! 18 Million Page Views!

Overnight, the blog reached 18 million page views. The last time it hit the million mark was January 28, when it hit 17 million. I had no idea when I started blogging on April 26, 2012, that this would happen. 897 more words

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Challenging the Cold War Pedagogy of Common Core

Back in September of 2012, Thomas Armstrong wrote an article about the origins of the Common Core instructional approach and new standards. Turns out that the close reading strategy advocated by the Core’s primary developer David Coleman has its origins in something called… 2,182 more words

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