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The Power of Collaboration: 3 Ways to Bring Teachers and Legislators Together

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Collaboration is the key to success in any system. It's time to start bridging the gaps and creating opportunities for collaboration between all the stakeholder in our educational system.


It's Us, Not Them: How Student Failure May Reflect You


It was the first time there wasn’t a line in the ladies restroom, but yet my longest wait. We went from complete strangers to a teacher listening to a student in just three words, “Are you ok?”


Embracing the Summer Slide


The summer slide is so much more than just "not reading". Slip and Slide 4 copyright 2010 by Jeffrey Smith licensed under CC by-ND 2.0

When students come back in a few weeks, I won’t be so worried about how much they “lost” over the summer in terms of numerical ranges.  I’ll be more concerned about what they have gained in laughter and angst, identities they have tried on and discarded like last year’s trendy shoes.

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Bill Ferriter

July 25, 2012

Are YOUR learning teams playing together?


Few collaborative groups faced tougher circumstances than Ernest Shackleton's crew during the Imperial Trans-Arctic Expedition of 1914

Determined to become the first to cross Antarctica from west to east -- one of the final great feats of polar exploration left to be accomplished -- Shackleton and his men set sail aboard a stout wooden vessel named the Endurance in August of 1914. 

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Renee Moore

July 24, 2012

Read this: common sense on Common Core


I love it when someone as articulate as The Jose Vilson says what I'm thinking, especially on a topic as important as this one.

There has been both too much shrill noise around the Common Core ("The tests are coming! The tests are coming!) and too little transparency or inclusion of key stakeholders--starting with teachers, parents, and students in their development.

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Renee Moore

July 16, 2012

Read this: is education a right or a commodity?


The ACLU is suing the state of Michigan and the Highland Park (MI) school district for violating students' right under the state constitution to "learn to read."

My friend and editor, Sam Chaltain, has written eloquently about this case and the larger issues surrounding it. Most notably, he briefly traces the ongoing political battle in the U.S. over whether education should in fact (and under law) be a protected, guaranteed right of every American child.

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