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Mixed Messages

John Merrow | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education
John Merrow

If we believe that education is "the next great civil rights issue of our time," then we ought to be enabling the 'human capital' now in the profession to succeed (while weeding out those who, after help, cannot cut the mustard).

New York's Rebellious School Principals

Kevin Welner | Posted 01.10.2012 | Education
Kevin Welner

Over the past decade, these principals had a front-row seat as they watched NCLB and related policies create perverse incentives to teach to the test and narrow curriculum, they are pushing back against ramping up those incentives.

The First Rule Of Teaching: Do No Harm

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Holly Robinson

The first rule to follow when evaluating teachers should be the same one we use in medicine. Teachers, like doctors, should first, do no harm.