Policymakers

You Can Geolocate Which Indigenous Peoples’ Land You Are Standing On Right Now.

One cannot change the past, but one can become more conscious of it. Eight years ago, I was invited to…

A Stunning Data Viz of Segregation in Chicago Public Schools

We often hear the word “achievement” used to describe the challenges in public education. That word tends to mask the…

Society and Schools Must Do More to Value the Intelligence of Everyday Workers

Education professor Mike Rose describes just how wonderfully intelligent and creative everyday people are in their everyday work. He challenges the idea that…

What If the Crisis in Public Education Is Not What You Think?

Over the past month, teachers in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado, and North Carolina led mass protests, accusing state…

Coates: Some Words Don’t Belong to Everyone

Asked at a book talk by a white college student if she and her friends have the right to use…

Stop Teaching Computer Science. Start “Embedding” It.

I’ve said it before: if we are serious about teaching computer science in K-12 schools, we have to reimagine how…

Watch How President Reagan Introduced A Nation at Risk

You have probably heard of A Nation at Risk–the Reagan-era report from which today’s education reforms come–but have you ever…

How Women Took Over Education Administration

All I’m going to say is the Nation at Risk report was published in 1983, triggering decades of aggressive reforms…

NYC Mayor’s Remark Reveals How School Segregation Works Today

When the mayor recently said that school segregation was directly linked to housing segregation, commentators pointed to the city’s own…

What Makes Teacher Professional Development Effective

Check out this fantastic resource for school leaders and teacher educators. The Learning Policy Institute, Stanford professor Linda Darling-Hammond’s second…

The President Reminds Us Why We Teach Poetry

It was 1963 and Robert Frost had died. President Kennedy offered a glorious eulogy for Frost, but it was also…

A Business Case for the Arts in Education

When the founder and CEO of the Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, was asked about what education should look like, his…

Egypt’s Educational Gambit & What We Can Learn

Egypt’s education minister just spoke hear at UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week. It was stunning to hear what they are doing…

Why to Stop What You Are Doing And Watch this Education Film (in French, but still…it has subtitles)

If you have never seen this gorgeous documentary about an elementary school teacher in a little school in rural France,…

In the Wake of Yesterday’s School Shooting, Look Up “Kakistocracy”

When children don’t succeed in school, kakistocrats blame the teacher. When children don’t survive in school (like yesterday’s shooting in…

WATCH: What Constitutes Teaching?

The 3rd installment in my Education Series for LinkedIn, check out this brief video where I pose some of the…
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