Tom Liam Lynch

Equity

Is Personalization the Key to Equitable and Just Education?

Jim Shelton heads what is poised to be one of the most influential organizations in education reform in the coming…
Arts + Letters

Seeing Transaction Theory

Louise Rosenblatt’s visualization depicting the relationship between efferent and aesthetic readings is really powerful. What does it mean when we…
Arts + Letters

A Poet’s Catalog of Plant Life

I love most things that blur the line between the sciences and the arts, and I can always count on…
STEM

Mapping Our Fears

On a recent trip to Dublin, I saw this wonderful blend of qualitative and quantitative expression. I stopped and stared…
Equity

A history of CS Education…

What a worthwhile read in which a communications PhD candidate historicizes the current emphasis on computer science education. I don’t…
History + Politics

Exciting New Book on Big Data in Education

Very excited for my friend and colleague Dr. Ben Williamson. There is no one I can imagine better positioned to…
Charter Schools

The New Yorker’s Piece on Success Academy

The New Yorker‘s recent story about the famed charter school network is getting a lot of attention. I am well…
Equity

Race, Class, and Test Scores: A Definitive Explanation

The data visualization and digital storytelling team over at the NY Times took the phenomenal work of Professor Sean Reardon…
History + Politics

President Trump on Education

Education is often an issue that politicians have strong feelings about.  In recent decades, education has been framed as in a…
Media

♡ for Teachers

Love for teachers takes many forms, including the kind of fast-paced, twisted, and misogynistic kind of love doled out by…
Assessment

Making Writing Assessment Better and Easier

Writing is at the heart of learning. It has been for centuries.  But when I work with teachers in different…
Assessment

Howard Gardner On the Limits of Assessments

I loved hearing Howard Gardner describe the limits of assessments, a kind warning to parents and the public to let…
Arts + Letters

“High School Training Ground,” by Malcolm London

Check out this Chicago poet’s powerful commentary on the reality of high school, a training ground for the injustices all…
Arts + Letters

Poet Malachi Byrd on “Intelligence”

The young poet laces together elements of school, identity, success, and art all in under four minutes.  The poem stands…
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WTF? Croissants Will Not Give NYC Students “Energy”

I was astonished to see this advertisement in the subway the other day.  While riding the 2 train to a…
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