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Improvise, Adapt & Overcome: An honest discussion about education reform. | City of Kansas City, Missouri Mayor’s Office

Improvise, Adapt & Overcome: An honest discussion about education reform. | City of Kansas City, Missouri Mayor’s Office | school improvement process | Scoop.it
"I'm tired of status quo and so are people of Kansas City"- @MayorSlyJames weighs in on education reform http://t.co/VaMGNgmtQe
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The Education Reform Conversation We Need is Not the One We Keep Having

The Education Reform Conversation We Need is Not the One We Keep Having | school improvement process | Scoop.it
Why do education policymakers despise talking about equity?
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Evidence-based reform in education: An interview with Robert Slavin, Johns Hopkins University - Gov Innovator Blog

Evidence-based reform in education: An interview with Robert Slavin, Johns Hopkins University - Gov Innovator Blog | school improvement process | Scoop.it
Podcast: Play in new window | Download The field of education has seen a growing emphasis on the use on evidence for decision making about programs and practices. Even so, much more progress is needed.
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Professional development reform: 8 steps to make it happen

Professional development reform: 8 steps to make it happen | school improvement process | Scoop.it
Every year, school districts around the country waste a tremendous amount of time and money on ineffective professional development.
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The most interesting school district in America? Douglas County's pursuit of suburban reform - Education - AEI

The most interesting school district in America? Douglas County's pursuit of suburban reform - Education - AEI | school improvement process | Scoop.it
Douglas County, Colorado, has eschewed the Common Core State Standards in favor of writing its own curricular standards, has created its own teacher evaluation systems and student assessments, and has instituted a first-in-the-country suburban...
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Why a strategy is not a plan

Why a strategy is not a plan | school improvement process | Scoop.it
Strategy: A History. By Lawrence Freedman. Oxford University Press USA; 751 pages; $34.95. Buy from Amazon.com EVERYONE, it seems, is in need of a strategy....
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Pa. charter school reform bill advances under fire - Pocono Record

Pa. charter school reform bill advances under fire Pocono Record PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A bill to overhaul Pennsylvania's charter school law would gut local control of the alternative schools by eliminating enrollment caps and giving universities the...
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Why add another variable to this unsovlable equation? 

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Getting reform right with community schools - Baltimore Sun

Getting reform right with community schools - Baltimore Sun | school improvement process | Scoop.it
Getting reform right with community schools Baltimore Sun As Dan Rodricks' recent column makes clear, we have a wonderful opportunity to help transform the city with the new $1.1 billion construction and renovation funding for Baltimore City's...
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How to Fight Poverty–and Win

How to Fight Poverty–and Win | school improvement process | Scoop.it
Dear Deborah,
Thanks for the opportunity to debate the critical issues in education and social policy with you. You are an icon and a hero, and it’s been a true honor.
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The charter-school lie: Market-based education gambles with our children

The charter-school lie: Market-based education gambles with our children | school improvement process | Scoop.it
New proof that vouchers and charter schools don't reform education, just subject it to the whims of businessmen (New proof that vouchers and charter schools don't reform education, just subject it to the whims of businessmen
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Education: Reform or Remodel? | Chris Mercogliano

Education: Reform or Remodel? | Chris Mercogliano | school improvement process | Scoop.it
A contemporary school reform movement sprang to life here after the publication of “A Nation at Risk,” the iconic education report commissioned by the Reagan administration in 1983. Citing falling test scores and the ...
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12 Simple Strategies to Create Space Each Day | Becoming Minimalist

12 Simple Strategies to Create Space Each Day | Becoming Minimalist | school improvement process | Scoop.it
Downtime can also be discovered on a daily basis. In fact, much of the research will confirm the importance of creating extra space each day. Consider these 12 Simple Strategies to Create Extra Space Each Day.
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Will Mayor de Blasio Turn Back the School Reform Clock?

Will Mayor de Blasio Turn Back the School Reform Clock? | school improvement process | Scoop.it
It was a bit of a shocker, even by New York City standards: a front-page story in the New York Times headlined, “A Mayoral Hopeful Now, de Blasio Was Once a Young Leftist.” This was barely 10 days after Bill de Blasio’s incredible come-from-behind...
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Creative Connections: Leadership, Education and Curation

Creative Connections: Leadership, Education and Curation | school improvement process | Scoop.it
Last week Matt Andrews (@governwell) posted a great article in the Guardian about rethinking who leads development, institutions and reform. The basic question is: who makes change happen? Andrews'...
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Iowa TransformEd

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Building education systems worthy of our children (RT @ThinkThankThunk: Reform, reform, reform. Guess what? You’ve been out of clay for a decade, Education. Transform.
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The evolving geography of reform | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

The evolving geography of reform | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute | school improvement process | Scoop.it
One of the most important and interesting questions I get about my book, The Urban School System of the Future, is whether I think its analysis and recommendations apply to non-urban districts.
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Four Things Nobody's Telling You About Education Reform

Four Things Nobody's Telling You About Education Reform | school improvement process | Scoop.it
The news about America’s public schools can be grim: the achievement gap persists, many of our most in-need students get the least experienced teachers, and more money doesn’t seem to solve the (http://t.co/m6rAcEzK9I)...
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Poverty and school reform - Baltimore Sun

Poverty and school reform - Baltimore Sun | school improvement process | Scoop.it
Poverty and school reform
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It is a vision that better addresses what is needed in school reform than does the Common Core curriculum.
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Education reform activist talks charter schools, voucher system during ... - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

Education reform activist talks charter schools, voucher system during ... - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com | school improvement process | Scoop.it
Education reform activist talks charter schools, voucher system during ...
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A current historian of education, educational policy analyst and research professor at New York University and past U.S.
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Teaching Unprepared Students: The Importance of Increasing Relevance

Teaching Unprepared Students: The Importance of Increasing Relevance | school improvement process | Scoop.it
It is difficult to teach if students are unprepared to learn. In a 2013 Faculty Focus reader survey, faculty were asked to rank their biggest day-to-day challenges.
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Success of Ed-Tech Tied to Broader Improvement Strategies, Authors Contend

Success of Ed-Tech Tied to Broader Improvement Strategies, Authors Contend | school improvement process | Scoop.it
A new book, "Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age," argues that educational technology investments pay off only when leaders commit to transforming schools in more holistic ways.
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Michelle Rhee revolution faces massive threat — and new accusations

Michelle Rhee revolution faces massive threat — and new accusations | school improvement process | Scoop.it
In Bridgeport, a quiet bipartisan scheme to protect ed reformers' favorite school chief is suspected by critics (This could be a massive blow to the billionaire-backed mainstream education reform movement http://t.co/tevb45yYgl...
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Writing activities and reading comprehension: What's the link? - School Leadership 2.0

Writing activities and reading comprehension: What's the link? - School Leadership 2.0 | school improvement process | Scoop.it
Writing activities and reading comprehension: What's the link?This article in Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal presents a meta-analysis on the…

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Guillermo Altamirano's curator insight, February 6, 2014 4:14 AM

the article was in some ways engaging with the study that he did, but there was not enough evidence. I would like to be more specific and detail on his conclusion because it did not seemed relevant to me. In the other side the conclusion was interesting because he compared and gave his own opinion about the research he did. 

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The 21st Century Principal: Transparent School Leadership: Engaging Social Media as a Strategy

The 21st Century Principal: Transparent School Leadership: Engaging Social Media as a Strategy | school improvement process | Scoop.it

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Paul's curator insight, March 11, 2013 10:39 AM

Take a look at the slide show - excellent ideas for developing a social media strategy