Why I Teach

Lisa Sarjeant teaches because she believes her students will change the world, and she cannot wait to see what they do.

February 12th, 2016|

It can happen at your school, too

By Ben Owens How can we iterate that idea into something we can test and bring back to the team? Who wants to research this technology and bring their findings [...]

January 29th, 2016|

Age of anxiety

As educators, policy makers, and philanthropic leaders recommit themselves to equity and excellent in education in the coming era of the Every Student Succeeds Act, they should do so with their eyes wide open. Despite the clear horizon, there is still plenty of fear and uncertainty in this age of anxiety.

January 11th, 2016|

Make sure states succeed too !

Passage of the new ESSA presents state and local leaders with new opportunities and challenges. They deserve support along with their newfound autonomy to ensure that they can be successful for themselves and for students.

December 3rd, 2015|

Data privacy foundation is built on trust

By Keith R. Krueger and Bob Moore There has been no shortage of time and energy spent on the issue of student data privacy in the past several years. While [...]

October 5th, 2015|

Should complex trauma qualify as a disability?

By Eric Rossen A lawsuit against Compton Unified School District (Calif.) will address whether youth experiencing complex trauma should qualify for special education services as students with a disability. The [...]

September 18th, 2015|

Follow the data to frame new questions

This article was originally published as part of the special supplement to Kappan magazine's 47th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools. See the full results [...]

September 11th, 2015|

Is anybody listening?

By Joan Richardson Two large concrete disks fitted with seats don’t attract much attention on the Brickyard gathering spot on North Carolina State University’s campus in Raleigh, N.C. When you [...]

September 3rd, 2015|

Attending to children’s year-round learning

By M. Elena Lopez The annual back-to-school ritual is in full swing. Businesses are busy marketing clothes, school supplies, and easy-to-pack lunches. Media are increasing coverage about the topic. Websites [...]

August 27th, 2015|

Where are the blocks?

By Robert L. Hampel Raising baby chicks, dressing as the letters of the alphabet, stretching out for a nap: thinking about kindergarten evokes many good memories. It wasn’t all joy. [...]

August 17th, 2015|