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More on Cafeterias and School Culture

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 05.25.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

School leaders play an enormous role in establishing a culture and climate of respect, but every adult in the building is part of establishing and maintaining that culture. And kids reflect the adult culture.

Every Child Should Be Home-schooled

Larry Strauss | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Larry Strauss

Most of us -- parents, that is -- couldn't stay home with our children if we wanted to, and many don't want to and probably shouldn't.

Enough Already With the End of Men

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 04.08.2013 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

What creeps me out is my suspicion that the real reason we are so worried about boys of late is the fact that when it comes to college or grad school or scoring the job with the corner office, girls have started to catch u

Teachers Need a Village

Teach Plus | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

To do our work well, we need support. All too often, our administrators are overburdened with other issues; they're rarely able to offer the ongoing support and feedback that teachers crave.

LGBTQ-Inclusive School Cultures: What's Policy Got To Do With It?

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 11.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

Recently we published a blog addressing educator reactions to the presence of transgender children in elementary schools. Since then we have received requests for more specific information about our vision for proactive policies and practices. This is a response to those questions.

Before Including Test Scores, Reform the Structure of Teacher Evaluation Itself

Andrew K. Miller | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education
Andrew K. Miller

If you really want teachers to come to table and even consider using student data as part of their evaluation, then the processes and structures of evaluation must be reformed first.

The Trouble with Accountability

Elizabeth Hampton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Elizabeth Hampton

In addition to deteriorating high academic standards, an obsession with accountability can have a negative impact on school culture and environment.