Editor, writer, thinker, skeptic.
Editor, writer, and researcher with deep expertise about education. Creative and strategic thinker who excels at transforming publications and rethinking organizational efforts to deepen impact in schools and influence quality of learning. Skillful public speaker and accomplished professional development presenter. Extensive experience visiting schools in U.S. and abroad (Canada, China, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Haiti, Netherlands).
Most of us need a little think time in order to do our best work and our best learning.
A 6th-grade teacher made all the difference in the life of this writer.
Nobody wins the education game if anyone is losing.
Generosity and a sense of community support and participation should extend further than one's own neighborhood
I cried the night that Takeyta showed me the 64 words she had learned to read.
The assigned book was The Scarlet Letter. My seat was right behind the girl who got pregnant.
PDK poll on education
49th annual poll of public opinion about American schools.
48th annual poll of public opinion about American schools
47th annual poll of public opinion about American schools
Americans are giving policy makers "the look."
In "failing schools," keep the kids, replace the adults.
Twenty years of unrelenting teacher bashing has not managed to budge the American public’s views of teachers: Teachers are great.
The nation’s largest civil rights organization steps up its opposition to charter schools just as a president and new education secretary appear ready to kick the sector into high gear.
Bullied in school, Kevin Jennings now devotes his life to making schools safe for all children.
The authors of Disrupting Class believe education will be shaped by innovations that create opportunities to individualize learning for every child.
The United States should deepen what it does best, rather than trying to catch up to developing nations.
Every child needs a repertoire of digital skills, but educators also must ensure that children develop the deep reading skills of an expert reader over time.
Secy of Education Arne Duncan said Achieving a quality education for all children is the civil rights issue of our generation.
Returning Haiti’s education system to its pre-earthquake character will not be sufficient, just as returning New Orleans schools to their pre-Katrina status was deemed unacceptable.
In Haiti, the poorest nation in our hemisphere, work is under way to make education available to more of its children living in abject poverty.
A remote Canadian school district approaches professional learning with a passion.
Once an also-ran in international comparisons, Finland has soared to the top by building a system based on trust and responsibility.
Profile of Rick DuFour, one-time superintendent of Adlai Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Ill., and one of the principal architects of professional learning communities.
Profile of Stephanie Hirsh, then the incoming executive director of Learning Forward and a passionate advocate for ensuring high-quality professional learning for all educators