Uncommon and common goals

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The dual mission of Phoenix Charter Academy—giving second…

Passion and Fellowship

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Massachusetts charter schools have a strong record in serving…

Mother Courage

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Earlier this week, I shared a couple of videos introducing…

If walls could speak

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Walk into a building and you can already tell a lot about an…

Phoenix Charter Academy’s Mission Impossible?

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The month of May opened with the official granting of 16 charters.…

4 lessons from vocational-technical schools

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Over the past couple of weeks, I've shared a number of videos…

Voc-tech schools lowering the dropout rate

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This is the fifth and final leg of my series on the tremendous…

Cracks in the national standards consensus

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Back in the fall, I mentioned that I thought that after the…

Vocational-technical schools working with business

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The local business community has always been heavily involved…

Choosing to succeed in regional vocational-technical schools

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What sets Massachusetts's education reform efforts apart from…

Whither METCO?

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If METCO closes the achievement gap, and if closing the achievement gap is a top priority, why are we cutting METCO funding?

Stealing from our ed reform blueprint

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It used to be that Massachusetts was the state that everybody…

National standards dissent and pep rallies

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About a week ago, the state of Texas responded to national…

Vocational-technical schools that work

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A week ago, parents in Boston got their school assignments…

Proven reforms for urban students

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There are no silver bullets. In education, our landmark 1993…

Some thoughts on parochial schools

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March 17th marked St. Patrick’s Day. Today, Glen Johnson…

Man versus Superman

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Movies like Waiting for Superman have done a great public service…

Does the heroic reform model work?

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School Choice Models & Public School Reform from Mike Dean on…

Questioning the Convergence on National Standards

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The Southern writer Flannery O'Connor’s Everything that Rises…

If the feds pay, the states will play

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Don't worry, Governor Patrick, Lieutenant Governor Murray and…

How big of a deal was the 2010 ed reform law?

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Back in January 2010, there was a lot of hoopla around the…

Rhee Out in DC

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Got sad news in the middle of a screening of Waiting for Superman…

Mid-terms and the national education debate

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The national standards may have been approved in nearly 40…

Can Big City Superintendents Fix the Schools?

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When Adrian Fenty was elected as the mayor of Washington…

The Texas standards controversy: You decide

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Gilbert King notes in his blog that Ironically, it was textbooks…

Ho-hum to the Guv on education

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This morning on the Todd and Tom show on WRKO, Joe Battenfield…

Massachusetts gets Race to the Top grant

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The Race to the Top grants have been made and Massachusetts…

Ed Commish "blatantly violated the law"

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Patrick Anderson at the Gloucester Times reports today that Superior…

Day 9 – Tested innovation for failing urban schools

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Countdown to World-Class Schools summarizes 12 actions the incoming…

Day 8: Give Urban Kids Access to a Rich Liberal Arts Curriculum

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Countdown to World-Class Schools summarizes 12 actions the incoming…