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How do I get kids to join a tutoring class that is taught by high school students?

My high school friends are looking forward to making money through teaching students in our community.

However, after asking people to attend, there were concerns to be addressed like… 103 more words


Credit Recovery Farce Generates Spectacular Graduation Rates

A miracle has occurred. America’s high school graduation rates peaked at about 77% in 1970 and then drifted down for almost four decades to 69% in 2007. 1,980 more words

Corporate Education Reform

Newer Isn't Always Better

A book I finished reading recently, titled The Revenge of Analog, discussed the importance of concrete things in today’s increasingly digital world. While the book discussed things like record players, moleskine notebooks, and other such physical products, it also discussed broader ideas. 394 more words



This is Kicker, a goldfish given to my soccer coach son by one of his teams.

Kicker is not well, as you can see. In fact, we thought Kicker had kicked the bucket, but then we noticed a little fin and mouth movement. 522 more words

Fran Haley

Solving the "College Conundrum"

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Scholar Andrew Kelly calls it “the college conundrum” (Forbes 1). College, he says, is “simultaneously more expensive, less valuable, and more important than ever before” ( 1,964 more words

Social Progress

It's Time For The Field Of Education To Step Up To The Plate

This post was originally published on LeadUpNow.

One of the best parts about being an instructional coach is learning from other teachers. Like today, when one of our math and STEM teachers, … 976 more words


Recruit the Restless

As Seth Godin points out in the blog post link below – change is never going to come from those who signed up for the status quo, for certainty, for an environment within which getting everything right is the expected norm. 342 more words