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Around the World in 30 Days: September 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report Why does character education matter? And why do so many believe its role in schools is more important than ev...

The Global Search for Education: What Does It Mean To Be a Great Principal?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.20.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"New sets of skills such as team work, innovation and creativity are becoming increasingly important. The leaders of this major transformation can onl...

Giving Teachers Support to Help Kids Succeed

Chris Minnich | Posted 04.16.2017 | Education
Chris Minnich

Once a week, Nathan Pierantoni runs tape on the week that was, and preps for what's ahead. He's a middle school principal in Farmington, New Mexico,...

School Turnaround - Where Is That Magic Formula Again?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 12.22.2016 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

The way some people talk about "turning around" a high-poverty, low-performing school you might think there was some kind of magical formula. If we co...

Collaboration - Not for the Faint of Heart

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 07.23.2016 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

These days the education world is talking a lot about collaboration, which is widely acknowledged to be a key to improving education for all kids. And yet I just heard still another story of teachers refusing to meet with colleagues during planning time -- that is, to collaborate. What gives?

'Mr. Booth Needs to Stay'

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.04.2016 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

The principals in the "It's Being Done" schools I have written about for the last 10 years are very much part of the school, and students seem to understand the key role they play in establishing the respectful culture of high expectations -- what Harvard University's Ron Ferguson calls "high support high demand." But there's one school I've never written about.

The Global Search for Education: How to Improve - From Finland

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.15.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I want everyone in a school to experience a sense of joy, and to learn." -- Mikko Salonen All schools in Finland are primarily public schools, wi...

The Global Search for Education: What's the Secret to Canada's Success?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.18.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In 2003, the provincial government of Ontario, Canada initiated a focus on educational improvement as one of its key strategies for the future success of its people and its economy. Since then, the entire system has dramatically improved.

The Global Search for Education: From Argentina

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.03.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

I'm on a quest to find the most inspiring school turnaround success stories from around the world. From Argentina this morning, I am delighted to welcome once again to The Global Search for Education Dr. Silvina Gvirtz.

6 Guaranteed Ways to Screw Up Your Child's Education

Hilary Wilce | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

Want your child to get as little out of school as possible? Here's how.

Can Faculty Meetings Actually Be Fun?

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 06.02.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

Faculty meetings can be a real drag. They can also be tools for exciting engagement. Teachers are so busy. They deserve to be recognized and have their time valued.

Principals Actually Spend Very Little Time Helping With Classroom Instruction

edweek | Lesli Maxwell | Posted 03.28.2014 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Week, where it was originally published. This year, Principal Jennifer Hammond and her team of assista...

On the Brink of the Common Core Era, Principals Leading

Pedro Noguera | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Pedro Noguera

The new Common Core era has generated great insecurity, largely because some states, such as New York, implemented the new assessments before rolling out new curricula designed to match the rigorous exams. There is no single recipe for how to do all that is vital, but there are key ingredients.

School Administrators: Getting Them Onboard Is Key to Change for LGBTQ Students

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

Placing LGBTQ students in a "risk" category -- positions the group of students identifying as LGBTQ as a potential "problem" for the school that requires a solution, rather than as a group of students bringing untapped assets and strengths into the school community.

Education Policies Operating in the Dark

Diann Woodard | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Diann Woodard

More enlightened awareness of what is required in training and preparing school leaders and less simplistic rhetoric would go a long way toward getting education policy out of the dark and on the path of improving how schools are run.

The Global Search for Education: What Is the Fourth Way?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.30.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Even after one has identified that the old ways of doing things are no longer working, coming up with system-wide comprehensive solutions as to how to develop better schools and school systems is challenging.

High School Principal Participates In Reddit AMAA

Posted 11.18.2012 | Education

The principal of a midwestern public high school participated in a Reddit "Ask me almost anything" last week, offering insight into the nature of his ...

$519,000 Payment To Failed Florida Charter School Principal Sparks Outrage

The Orlando Sentinel | Lauren Roth | Posted 12.26.2012 | Education

An Orange County charter school that gave its principal a $519,000 departure payout was an academic failure that struggled to provide its students wit...

Study Examines Impact Principals Have On Student Achievement

Posted 10.24.2012 | Education

It's indisputable that great teachers lead to successful students, as the presidential candidates have touted, but what about students' connection to ...

School Principals' Workloads To Increase Under New Indiana Law

Posted 09.05.2012 | Education

Beginning this school year, Indiana principals’ job descriptions will include conducting annual teacher evaluations, under a law passed by state law...

22 Things Your Kid's Principal Won't Tell You (But Wants You To Know)

Reader's Digest | Posted 08.16.2012 | Parents

Before the first day of school, teachers and principals help parents to prepare for the year ahead -- they give you supply lists and make sure you kno...

Stuyvesant's Stanley Teitel Resigns?

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 10.06.2012 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

At a time when everyone laments America's declining status as educator of its children, the resignation of Stuyvesant High School Principal Stanley Teitel is a dark day for all those who long for excellence in public education.

Future Principal Tackles Hallway Hangouts

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 05.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. The problem: middle-schoolers are hanging out in the halls, coming late to class. The sol...

America's Impoverished Education Policies

Diann Woodard | Posted 07.01.2012 | Education
Diann Woodard

The 2012 State of the Union address and budget submission have come and gone without offering much hope of greater understanding among policymakers of the crushing impact on student performance of poverty.

Parents To Help Pick New Principals

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 04.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. In what may become a universal practice, parents from Edgewood Magnet School will have a ...