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Guns & Schools, Eva & Donald, Max & Chad, Plus Harris, Mead, Willingham, Colorado, Tinker, And More!

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:28:51 +0000

At The 74 today I take a look at our national fight over guns and what we are, and are not, talking about. Let me save you some time, don’t mess with Chad Aldeman on pension issues. In fact, he’s a super nice guy, very friendly, even-handed, and eager to be helpful. So if you’re […]

Our National Gunfight Is Obscuring The School Issue

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:34:57 +0000

I take look at guns and schools in The 74. Most people would agree we have a gun violence problem in this country, but the schools are actually pretty safe and we shouldn’t lose sight of that and turn our schools into fortresses or scare the kids in them: Our debate about guns in schools, […]

Walkouts! (And Pi Day!)

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:19:12 +0000

I’m excited about today’s student protests. The content is secondary, I just get excited when young people get engaged. But I do worry about the adults. Do we really want school districts and universities proactively sanctioning protests? That seems like a fraught business and one that conditions kids to look for activism to be pre-approved […]

About That DeVos Interview…Plus Discipline And School Shootings, The NRA And Schools, Lockett On Personalized And Empowerment, Runaway, More!

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:26:45 +0000

Last week I interviewed Nate Bowling and Alex Rigsby. Bellwether released some papers on gender and pensions, among other things, you might want to check out. Of course an argument has broken out over whether the Obama Administration’s discipline guidance contributed to the Parkland shooting. Here’s your periodic reminder that like all interest groups the […]

The 74 Interview: Gold Medalist Alex Rigsby

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 13:29:27 +0000

At least week’s Caps – Leafs game at the USNA the gold medal winning Olympic Women’s Hockey Team was honored for their achievement. At the game goalie Alex Rigsby and I talked about hockey, girls and sports, and her mentoring work with Classroom Champions, an organization I’m on the board of. The interview is here via […]

Gender And Pensions, What’s Next After West Virginia? DeVos And Education’s Reactionaries, Discipline, Aspen SEL, State Funding, Interventions That Work, Boomtown Rats, More!

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:45:59 +0000

In The 74 I talk with Teacher of the Year Nate Bowling about guns. Two important analyses from Bellwether – gender and teacher pensions. Our analysts, Kirsten Schmitz and Max Marchitello, look at data in Illinois and Nevada and what they find may surprise you. Also, Max Marchitello with some hard truths on Illinois teacher […]

Edujob: Executive Director @ Raise DC

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 12:30:01 +0000

Here’s an exciting edujob in Washington, DC at Raise DC: Leading with the core belief that adults across multiple sectors bear a shared responsibility for student success, Raise DC spurs citywide action to improve educational outcomes for Washington, DC, children and youth, from birth through age 24. The organization convenes public, private, nonprofit, and philanthropic […]

West Virgina Strike Over Not Over! Guns On Campus, Prayer On Campus, Weeby, Kaplan, Mink Profile, More DC…NZ Charter Pushback Plus More!

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:04:51 +0000

Marnie Kaplan on getting beneath the label on the pre-k teachers and bachelor’s degree debate. In a new paper Jason Weeby takes a look at human centered design and policymaking. I reviewed a Tedeschi Trucks show for GratefulEd, the America Succeeds music site. Here’s a lot of data on the gun issue, including more support for […]

Edujobs @ Hiawatha Academies & The Mind Trust

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:30:39 +0000

Here are two open edujobs: Hiawatha Academies is seeking an ED to support the opening of a new middle school and high school, codify systems and practices; aid in more firmly establishing pedagogical and cultural norms; and embed the actions and behaviors that support its equity vision. Learn more and apply here! The Mind Trust is bringing […]

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 21:30:08 +0000

I have a review of one of their Washington shows up at GratefulEd today.  Short version: Go see this act if you can, they’re always good, exceptionally hot right now. Longer version here.