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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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A Mighty Change in Detroit

July 20, 2012

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Dr. John Covington

I talked a little bit in my last post about my trip to Detroit—about the shrinking city, the abandoned houses, and most importantly, the spirit of hope and decency in the people I saw there. This spirit was on display nowhere more than in Detroit’s public schools, which, with their traumatized students and shrinking tax […]

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“40 Miles of Blight”

July 13, 2012

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I recently flew out to Detroit to visit some of the schools there, and was surprised at what I saw. Of course, we’ve all read the news and watched the Chrysler commercials, with their haunting, now iconic images of empty city streets and abandoned homes. Needless to say, I was unsure of what to expect. […]

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Blanch Linton: Launching an Industry

June 15, 2012

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Many of you have read the post I wrote about my father a few weeks ago, and watched the interview conducted by our content team. In that video my father talks a lot about the very first innovation that got our company off the ground – providing educators with footage of real teachers in real […]

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