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An Easy Way to Help Our Teachers and Our Kids x 2

(152) Comments | Posted November 15, 2011 | 4:04 PM

For a lot of us, the crisis in our nation's schools feels overwhelming and the problems too big for any one person to make a difference.

But the other night it didn't feel that way. My daughter and I had a gift card from Donors Choose and found a teacher...

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Thank You, Teachers

(356) Comments | Posted December 9, 2010 | 2:51 PM

On November 15, I invited teachers from around the county to send in their thoughts on Waiting for "Superman".

Thank you for writing and taking the time to share your ideas, comments, frustrations and opinions on the film. There is no doubt this is a heated issue. And...

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Teachers: Tell Me What You Think

(98) Comments | Posted November 15, 2010 | 1:29 PM

My favorite thing is to hear from a teacher who's seen Waiting for "Superman". Teachers live it everyday so they get it -- the good and the bad. And I am moved by all the reactions: the emotion, the criticism, the longing to help the kids in my documentary. Hearing...

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Do You Dither?

(205) Comments | Posted November 1, 2010 | 12:10 PM

You can divide the education world into two camps. No, not democrat or republican. Not incrementalist or disrupter. Or even pro-union or pro-charter. The best way to know whether you are on the right side of school reform is determined by how you answer these two questions:


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The Teacher Who Changed My Life (VIDEO)

(157) Comments | Posted October 4, 2010 | 2:35 AM

As we debate the complex issue of education, it feels overwhelming and confusing, and it is easy to forget that great teachers are at the heart of fixing our schools. Here's an animated piece about great teachers and the one that changed my life.

Tell us about yours...

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Repeat After Me: We Can't Have Great Schools Without Great Teachers

(1465) Comments | Posted September 6, 2010 | 5:56 PM

At my house the other night, the suspense was more intense than a thriller. My wife, daughter and I were huddled over a computer in the kitchen. I had control of the mouse, but clearly I wasn't going fast enough scrolling down the list, because my wife snatched it from...

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