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Between Passion and Possibility: Creating My Dream School

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You never know when your possibilities will unveil themselves to you. I’ve told children that for 17 years. In January, I began to live my own.

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An Opportunity to Share My Voice

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Los Angeles high school student Maria Urquilla describes what a class trip to Washington D.C. taught her about the importance of student voice.

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Why Every School Needs to Require Tandem Bike Riding

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One of the major benefits of marrying a teacher is the fact that we share a summer schedule. This summer, our schedule found us on Sanibel Island, FL. My husband, Paul, had mentioned riding a tandem bike on several occasions, and given that the number of bikes matched the number of people on the island, we went with the “why-not-today” philosophy.

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Renee Moore

May 26, 2014

A Memorial Day Lesson

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My father, a sergeant in the Army, often talked of how he returned from two tours of duty in Korea only to be told by Bell Telephone in Michigan that they weren’t hiring colored people.

Daddy was very proud of his service and loved this country. He raised and lowered the American flag on his front porch every day until his death. But when he talked about his time in the Army, the two events that stayed with him, were how he was treated when he came home, and the racism he endured while training in Georgia.

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Barnett Berry

May 23, 2014

CTQ-Global teachers tackle professional learning systems

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HEALTH ADVISORY: Some parts of CTQ’s newest TeacherSolutions report may be downright painful to read, due to documented inefficiencies, lost opportunities, and disconnectedness.

Consider yourself warned.

It’s no huge secret that student learning demands teachers’ ongoing learning. International student achievement data—and esteemed researchers like Marc Tucker and Ben Jensen—have told us so for decades.

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Rachel Evans

May 22, 2014

The Expert Beginner’s Guide to Global Education Policy

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When I was invited to represent my school district in Shanghai, China, for the Global Cities Education Network (GCEN) meeting in April of this year, I was ecstatic. City teams from Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Toronto, Houston, and Seattle were gathering to trade insight and stories on scaling up 21st-century teaching—and I was going to be a part of the action.

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José Luis Vilson

May 22, 2014

Certifiably Certifiable (On Professionalism and Certificates)

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Renee Moore

May 21, 2014

Brown at 60 (part 2)

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First, let’s be clear: Separate has never been and is not now equal.  

I want to expand on reflections I made about the 60th Anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision on the Teaching Ahead roundtable blog over at EdWeek.org. by inviting some distinguished African American scholars to the table.

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