Monthly Archives: December 2013

Do For-Profit Schools Give Poor Kenyans A Real Choice?

Standardized, scripted lessons and large classrooms are the solution to Kenya’s lack of education access according to an American company, Bridge International Academies, that has created these types of schools there. Read the following article and tell us what you … Continue reading

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My First Year Jouney

My First-Year Journey By: Peggy Campell-Rush http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/jun13/vol70/num09/My_First-Year_Journey.aspx A veteran teacher transitions to a first year principal. In this article she gives novice principals advice from her first year.  These are the hard lessons she learned from being a school administrator: … Continue reading

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All to often, even the most well-planned undertakings can fall short of the goal.  One important part of building trust and community throughout a school is follow-through and follow-up.  Absent administrators who lay the foundations for great programs, but neglect … Continue reading

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What is Failure? – T. Needam

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“7 Reason I don’t care about PISA Results”

I ran across this article today, and I thought it was interesting–especially because Finland’s (OH NO!) scores drop significantly…. “Three, one of the amusing touches of schadenfreude this time around was Finland’s ratings plunge–from its perennial first-place perch to 12th in math, … Continue reading

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Cutting or Saving: When is a leader going to stand and say enough is enough?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/09/25/7-states-slashing-education-spending/2866529/

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Tech for tots: How Young is too young?

http://www.usatoday.com/videos/tech/personal/2013/12/02/3801009/ This short video juxtaposes two Northern Virginia schools and their technology approach in preschool classrooms. What do you think?

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