Administrators

When “Slavery” Meets the Standard

This was the homework question: “Give 3 ‘good’ reasons for slavery and 3 bad reasons. Make notes and then put…

You Can’t Follow the Money if You Can’t See the Books

Raise your hand if you have no idea 1) how much your local schools are funded by the state, 2)…

Observing Teachers, Minute X Minute

I observe a lot of teachers teaching. Over time, I’ve developed a tool that helps me stay focused while being…

Teacher Suspended for Giving Birth to Child! (In 1913, but Still.)

Education is one of the fields that looks today a lot like it did a century ago.  (Though, I will…

The Secrets of a Good Principal [via NYT]

Last year, the city’s Education Department put into effect its 32-variable equation that looks like a chemical configuration for rocket…

“Leave Them Kids Alone”

Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2” from 1982 puts a short film to the anti-school anthem.  It…

White Students Get Experienced Teachers, While Black Students Get Police In School [via HuffPo]

“I don’t think there’s any way you could look at this data and not come away with a tremendous sense…

A Different Way to Think about the English-es We Speak with Jamila Lyiscott

We all speak different ways in different contexts.  When students do it, adults sometimes tell them to speak “properly.”  Jamila…

Voice, Identity, and Relevance in Learning with Ernest Morrell

Ernest Morrell delivers a thorough and powerful address on the importance of taking student voice, identity, and relevance in schools.…

Here’s how witnessing violence harms children’s mental health [via The Conversation]

Children who report high levels of exposure to violence (either as witness or victim) report the highest levels of depression,…

Feds Sue NYC Schools for Inaction in Face of Discrimination Claims [via WNYC]

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara filed a lawsuit Thursday against New York City’s Department of Education. His office claimed the department…

Judge Sentences Teacher

Listen to the judge’s logic in this clip: it’s clear how he’s struggling to make sense of education reform, who…

Wynton Marsalis on Education

The great trumpeter talks beautifully about the problem of competition in education, the value of historical understanding, and why music…

Baldwin on Education

James Baldwin notes that in order to talk about education, we have to talk about the society in which it…

…And Progressive Education for All? | The Nation

Progressive education cannot just be for the white, rich, and powerful. Bringing this education to the most vulnerable would require…

Play to Learn, Duh! | The New York Times

Over the past 20 years, scientists have come to understand much more about how children learn. Jay Giedd, a neuroscientist…
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