Forget Replication, Transforming Learning is About Remixing

Education “reform” has earned a reputation as something that is faddish, top-down, and short term. What would happen if we fell out of love with buzzwords and invested in connecting educators to learn, imagine, and create together? With the Transforming Learning Collaborative, we’re going to find out.


Open High Teacher to Receive President's Award

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Technology is the highest recognition that a K-12 mathematics and science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. PAEMST is awarded annually to the best pre-college-level science and mathematics teachers from across the country.

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$3.5B for school improvement will benefit charters/services

This EdWeek blog is a good summary of the USED guidance $3.5B Title 1 school improvement fund. Each state will receive an allotment and will distribute it to districts that agree to enact one or more of the four prescribed strategies: · Turnaround: replacing at least…

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Blended Learning Leverages Great Teachers

Opportunity at the Top, a great report from Public Impact, points out that it’s great teachers that close achievement gaps but that all current efforts will fall well short of ensuring that all US students see the benefits. The problem is that we’re trying to solve the wrong problem–there’s just…

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Starting a Virtual School

Do students in your district have access to online courses on a full and part time basis?  Is your district offering them?  A recent survey suggests that more than half of US districts claim them are developing online options. States and districts are approaching digital learning in different ways. …