Orchestrating a new approach to learning

Over the past several years, the Phoenix Symphony has built a thriving arts integration program in partnership with its local school district. By Michael Kaplan  For decades, the Phoenix Symphony has played an important role [...]

What real high performance looks like

Just because a school is labeled “high-performing” doesn’t mean it’s teaching the full range of skills needed for successful adulthood. But there are islands of excellence where teachers are doing just that. By James Nehring, [...]

Prepare students to be citizens

Closing the civic empowerment gap requires schools to take a new approach to civic learning that is more oriented toward action. By Meira Levinson Even during election season, we can be sure that most American [...]

Does competency-based professional development have legs?

By Meg S. Bates There’s a lot of chatter in teacher education circles about competency-based professional development (PD). The idea is that traditional PD has a “one size fits all” approach: Teachers in a school [...]

Minority Serving Institutions: The pathway to more black male teachers

By Alice Ginsberg, Marybeth Gasman, and Andrés Castro Samayoa In recent article in Education Week titled “Black male teachers a dwindling demographic,” Corey Mitchell writes that, “Even when teachers of color find work in the [...]