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Paula Smith

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What Makes a 'Good' Teacher?

(9) Comments | Posted May 4, 2011 | 3:27 PM

President Obama recently visited a Boston school and said: "We've got to lift up teachers ... We've got to reward good teachers [and] stop making excuses for bad teachers."

I agree with the President that we do need to lift up teachers and, given the critical role that they play...

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Education 2020 -- An Emerging Consensus About Learning

(40) Comments | Posted February 17, 2011 | 1:53 PM

We're in the midst of a profound and far-reaching educational revolution that spans two centuries and bridges the industrial and information ages. And, when it's completed sometime over the next decade, I believe that this sweeping transformation will be known as the one that redefined what schools look like in...

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