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May 14 2015

Helping Educators Overcome "Initiative Fatigue"

As first appeared in Education Week March 23, 2015. Reprinted with permission from the author.

  I hear it everywhere I go: "initiative fatigue." The common-core standards are being implemented in more than 40 states, requiring significant shifts in instructional practice. At the same time, major teacher-evaluation reforms are taking hold. Too often, educators experience these changes as discordant at best, contradictory and confusing at worst.

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Dec 3 2015

Getting it right is not impossible: The need for leadership at all levels

Keynote Peter Cunningham, executive director of Education Post and former assistant secretary for communications and outreach for the U.S. Department of Education, kicked off the event with a talk that ranged from electoral politics to funding equity to professional development.

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Dec 7 2015

Four truths that matter

Garcia, who is Chicana and Laguna Pueblo from New Mexico, began by introducing four principles, or truths, that should guide all educators and policymakers. The first is simple, she said: what we put in front of students matters.

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Jan 13 2016

Improvement science aligns education solutions to real problems

“When we identify a problem of practice, when we take the time to analyze why there is a problem in the first place, when we engage in a process where everyone feels like their voice has been heard, where everyone is engaged, this is where true change can take place.” — Design Team Member

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Jan 20 2016

Big things for English learners in David Douglas

In David Douglas nearly one in ten students are classified as dual language learners (which is twice the national average) and over 70 languages are spoken by these students, and their families.

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