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Equity and the Common Core

The question on my mind these days is: Will the Common Core, on the whole, be a force for equity? Or will it wind up reproducing the current inequities in our system? Literacy educator Alfred Tatum asks this question even more … Continue reading

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The Federal Equity and Excellence Commission Report

Last week the federal report on equity in education was released by the congressionally mandated Equity and Excellence Commission. Entitled “For Each And Every Child,” it focuses more explicitly on educational opportunity and the role of poverty in student achievement than … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Create a Culturally Responsive Classroom

1) Commit to knowing your students well — academically, socially, and emotionally.  Learn about their families, cultures, and interests.  Ask questions, talk with parents, community members and colleagues, read books, watch movies, listen to music.  Make home visits, or create … Continue reading

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Inquiry as an Education Reform Approach

Inquiry is short-hand for “inquiry-based learning.”  It is a common approach we use with teams of educators and other leaders to help them find solutions to the challenges they face, typically the challenges of helping vulnerable students succeed. Inquiry involves … Continue reading

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The Turnaround Teacher

In all the talk of turnaround schools, the qualities of the teaching that such schools require, sometimes called turnaround teachers, gets short shrift.  It’s the classroom as black box again, the black box that Wiliam and Black cracked open so … Continue reading

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Linda Darling-Hammond | Teacher and School Reform in International View

Our Advisory Board member Stanford University Professor of Education Linda Darling-Hammond blogged at the Answer Sheet at the Washington Post about the recent International Summit on Teaching: “…it was, perhaps, the first time that the growing de-professionalization of teaching in … Continue reading

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