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Alexander Russo

Behind Frontline's Michelle Rhee Documentary

| Alexander Russo | Posted 01.08.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of This Week In Education. How fascinating to wake up and find out that Adell Cothorne (pictured), the Noyes Elemen...

Teachers Union Responds To Complaints On Parent Power Views

Dropout Nation | RiShawn Biddle | Posted 10.04.2011 | Education

After yesterday’s Dropout Nation report on the American Federation of Teachers’ Parent Trigger presentation, the union’s has responded with a st...

Stray Dogs, Saints, and Saviors

John Thompson | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education
John Thompson

As the school year closes on hundreds of school turnarounds, the must-read book is Alexander Russo's Stray Dogs, Saints, and Saviors. Russo recounts the turnaround of Locke High School by Steve Barr and Green Dot.

Teaching Being Wrong

Elory Rozner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Elory Rozner

We require "internal flexibility and communal permission to backtrack and revise." Can we get schools to value teaching this skill, and skilled educators who can teach this value?

Required Reading: Six Education Titles Not to be Missed

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

February is a great month for books about education, with very readable releases from John Seely Brown, Richard Whitmire, Ron Dietel, Alexander Russo, and Gene Maeroff.

Michelle Rhee and Masking Tape. Where is the Outrage?

Peter Zucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Peter Zucker

I decided to Google past transgressions of teachers taping students mouths and wondered if these teachers were able to skate by as did Michelle Rhee.