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The Common Core Standards and the Future of American Education

August 31, 2012

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As some of you may know, the Common Core Standards have their fair share of critics in Utah (my home state). Though Utah has already adopted the Standards, there’s a small group of Common Core detractors–non-educators, mostly– who are pushing hard for a repeal. So far, the Standards remain intact here, though we’ve been forced […]

The “Teacher Effectiveness” Effect

August 27, 2012

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If you’ve ever worked in education, I’d be willing to bet you’ve heard some version of the following (perhaps over and over): “Few things will impact a child’s life more than a great teacher.” The profound impact that teaching has on the lives of children is one of the great mantras of the profession, an […]

My Interview on MSNBC’s The Cycle

August 17, 2012

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If you follow me on Twitter you’ll know that I had an interview today on MSNBC’s The Cycle. I always love talking to people about what we do at School Improvement Network, and was happy that much of the conversation centered around business’ place in education. At School Improvement Network, we’ve worked as strategic partners […]

Arne Duncan on Sequestration

August 8, 2012

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Many of you by now have heard all about sequestration and the potential, impending double whammy that could severely damage the American economy and potentially decimate the education sector. For those of you concerned, you’re not alone. Yesterday, July 25th, Education Secretary Arne Duncan testified before the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education […]