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Cell Phones

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:56:17 +0000

The post below is by guest blogger Mike Goldstein. By now you’ve seen “Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation?” and similar articles, based on the new research by Jean Twenge. Dan Meyer points to Tony Riehl’s in-class cell phone policy as his favorite.  Interesting comments, too. Becky, a friend of mine, writes on FB: <



Eclipse, Eclipsed…

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:30:42 +0000

Quick Goldstein break here: In U.S. News & World Report I take a look at Monday’s eclipse, something that too many school kids will not be doing that day: “We are going to be speaking with athletic directors, activity directors and our extended-day programs to keep all activities inside until the duration of the eclipse.” […]



Five Easy Theses*

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:33:15 +0000

The post below is by guest blogger Mike Goldstein. 1. Richard Whitmire: “Charter School Students Graduating From College at Three to Five Times National Average.” Wonks behold: an original data set (plus commentary). <>  I agree with his premise.  KIPP nudged other charters […]



Headline: Letter From Liberia

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:38:14 +0000

The post below is by guest blogger Mike Goldstein. Disclosure first: from 2013 to 2016 I served as chief academic officer at Bridge International Academies, which operates elementary schools in Africa and India.  I still volunteer there, as an advisor and “host parent” for some Bridge alumni who’ve won full scholarships to American boarding schools.  So […]



Old-School Personalization

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:20:36 +0000

The post below is by guest blogger Mike Goldstein. 1. Old School A few years back, my friend Alan Safran spun off a part of Match Education into a new nonprofit.  It’s called Saga.  They do Old School personalized learning.  Not Old School as in Andy R after a long day with the fish.  Old School […]



Edujob: Portfolio Manager At Strategic Grant Partners

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:00:32 +0000

Here’s a great edujob, in Boston, (and just in time for the Red Sox playoff run this fall) Portfolio Manager at Strategic Grant Partners: In September 2002, fifteen families, bound by the common goal of improving the lives of struggling children and families in Massachusetts, launched Strategic Grant Partners (SGP), a foundation and a pro- bono […]



Giving Up Control

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:11:32 +0000

The post below is by guest blogger Mike Goldstein Hi wonks.  A few thoughts this week from Red Sox country. On Being An Acton Academy Parent is a blog I’ve come to treasure.  It’s by Laura Sandefer, who combines her voice as Acton’s co-founder with her role as a mom.  A recent entry: <<(Coach Carpenter) came […]



Coming Attractions Part II

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:07:25 +0000

After Goldstein is done this week, TeachPlus founder Celine Coggins will be here for a week to share the teacher voice work she’s led and ongoing work and issues. Enjoy!



Coming Attractions: Goldstein Is Going Wild!

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:00:31 +0000

I’m taking a week away from the blog but you will be in good hands with Mike Goldstein. In a throwback to the early days of Eduwonk, it’s Goldstein Gone Wild. He will go wild starting today and running all week, enjoy!



Content!

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 21:11:31 +0000

No blogging today but a bunch of interesting articles here via Twitter. Milwaukee school choice, Hugh Price, edujobs, and the affirmative action plan that most people seem to have no problem with. And more! Also, TopSheet always gets you up to speed each day.