school reform

4 Business Lessons for School Reformers

4 BUSINESS LESSONS FOR SCHOOL REFORMERS There are four lessons that corporate education reformers should have learned, but seemingly haven’t. Listen to this post! 1. LISTEN TO THE EVIDENCE   Business is all about listening to feedback and evaluating evidence.  For instance, if I am an oil and gas drilling company exploring a new area […]

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JFK and Education

JFK and Education “Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.” This week, we remember President John F. Kennedy’s contributions to the country. In terms of JFK and Education policy, the President focused on: federal aid to schools, desegregation, special education, and urban renewal.   Teachers can access lesson […]

By John Russo | Educational Policy
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Ed Reform and School Choice

9-23-13 NEW DIANE RAVITCH BOOK Thoughts by Jared Gellert: There’s a new Diane Ravitch book coming out with some interesting arguments.  Her core thesis, according to her http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diane-ravitch/what-the-nyt-left-out_b_3913960.html?utm_hp_ref=@education123, is “the refutation of every claim of the privatization movement.”   The book argues that American education is actually improving with all time high test scores, high school […]

By John Russo | Educational Policy
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Bennett Resignation Many Angles

8-5-13 The Bennett Resignation From Many Angles   Last week, Tony Bennett (not the singer) stepped down as the commissioner of Florida schools. He was also the former head of Indiana schools. He is accused of manipulating the school rating system in IN, in order to benefit a charter school. This is a complicated story […]

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