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AEI Discusses Limitations and Challenges for Change
Frederick M. Hess, Deborah Gist and other innovative leaders in education shared stories and anecdotes Wednesday around their experiences in state education departments working toward change.
Good Work: Confidence on a Mission
Leadership is immensely difficult on the practical level, but simple emotionally—you must care, and care so deeply that you are not willing to accept present conditions.
Good Work: Republican or Democrat?
Justice and mercy: it is never easy to find the right balance at school, at work, in politics, or at home. Solutions are found in broadly sustained conversations about creating forward-focused environments of opportunity that value performance but provide and support multiple paths to achievement.
Good Work: Serendipity
Fortunate to be able to spend a good deal of my time visiting schools, I am never sure what I will find and often go simply hope to wonder into something wonderful. The coincidence of connection is always at work.
Good Work: Love and Hope
Reforms of the late 90s seem quaint compared to challenges that school districts face today. The fiscal crisis adds a whole new layer of challenge to American education leadership.
Good Work: Enough but not too much Challenge
Every job has its own unique challenges and rewards. The challenges are often self evident, but the rewards can be subtle, long-term, or indirect. Take time to remind yourself of the rewards that make the work worthwhile.
Good Work: Urgency
It is interesting to see the dynamic shift social media has caused and how it is changing the world. It has toppled dictators and institutions that we never thought could change and now is a new back door to education.
What School Turnaround Really Takes
Turnaround for Children supports a comprehensive effort school improvement efforts
One-to-One Leadership and Learning at DSST
Our mobile phones are more powerful than desktops. Low income families are able to benefit from low-cost devices. There will soon be a one-to-one device in everyone's hands. So what will that mean education growth, school leadership and innovation in education? Bill Kurtz, CEO of DSST tells us.
Ted Sizer asked us all the think
Ted Sizer asked us to think deeply about accepted norms in American Education. His books and a series of school visits starting in 1999 shaped my views about secondary school reform. The NYTimes summarized his seminal contribution: The Essential Schools movement sprang from Professor Sizer’s seminal book…