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What Happens When Your Student Brings an iPhone to School

November 6, 2012


A few weeks ago I was asked to appear on a TV talk program here in Salt Lake City, called KSL Studio 5. I was there as an education expert, and was asked to discuss the recent explosion of “bring your own device” (BYOD) policies in American secondary schools. I’ve been talking BYOD policies for […]

Proof That Education Innovation Works

October 30, 2012


In 10 Short Years, Olin College Has Grown into One Of the Most Prestigious Engineering Schools in the Country Because They Did What Others Won’t—Made Good On a Promise to Innovate Learning I’ve been making frequent trips to Massachusetts this summer and fall, and during each visit I’ve met with some of the most innovative […]

The Most Important Education Reform in History

October 25, 2012


Try as they may, education leaders in this country will never realize their vision of student achievement until 100% teacher effectiveness becomes their unconditional, first priority. My company, School Improvement Network, is the only business of its kind in the world. Since 1991, hardly a day has passed that we haven’t been inside a classroom […]

Obama, Romney, and Education

October 11, 2012


With presidential debate season upon us, I thought I’d take a moment to highlight some of the things that the candidates have said about education, which I see as an emerging issue in this election. It’s crucial that Obama and Romney keep our schools and our kids on the forefront of public discussion. If there […]

One of the Biggest Dangers in the Teachers’ Strike

October 2, 2012


With a district near Chicago striking this week, and with continuing reports of impending strikes, one of my biggest worries about the education landscape has been over the representation of teacher evaluations. If you recall, teacher evaluations were at the center of union/district tensions in Chicago, where they were touted by the city leaders and […]

What’s Missing from the Chicago Teachers’ Strike

September 14, 2012


Reports coming out of Chicago today suggest that there’s some light at the end of the tunnel for the city’s public schools, but even when a deal is reached, the fight is far from over. Until Chicago Public Schools and districts all over the U.S. get their priorities straight, and teachers receive the tools they […]

100% College and Career Readiness: A Complete Vision for Students

September 7, 2012


Click the play button to learn about this growing, grass-roots vision for students in America The fact is, there are student populations in the U.S. that have been, and always will be, college and career ready. Most challenges in education do not come from a lack of readiness alone, but from America’s unique gap in […]