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A Lack of Trust

I was talking with a friend, also a teacher, the other day about his current school year. He is working in a New York City charter school that, unfortunately but not so surprisingly, is having a difficult year with teacher morale, lack of trust, and teachers leaving before the end of the year. 452 more words


Centenarian JROTC Leadership!

Last night I had the honor of speaking at the annual Manual Military Appreciation Day celebration. This great annual event was started by the Army JROTC program when I was principal of… 248 more words


How D.C. Became the Darling of Education Reform

Originally published in The American Prospect on April 19, 2017.

When it comes to education reform, perhaps no city has inspired more controversy and acclaim over the last decade than Washington, D.C. 4,466 more words

"We have lift off....."

This has been such a whirlwind!  We are finally launched. We are excited and eager to partner with so many talented people that we can’t wait to share more information.   384 more words


China’s rapid urbanization has caused nearly three-quarters of its rural schools to shut down

In a crumbling building in the mountainous region of China’s Youyang County, Yang Jinhua, is determined to keep his school open—even though he only has two students. 377 more words

Is SEL Important?

Is SEL Important?

My response to:

Embedding Social Emotional Learning Across the Curriculum

Published on April 8, 2017

Tom Vander Ark

Director of Getting Smart… 3,526 more words


Education Reform That Works

The Teacher Powered Schools (TPS) movement has a history of success and is now in more than 100 schools. It won’t make anyone rich but it just might bring a new area of positive growth in the teaching and learning process. 1,717 more words