Katrina Relief

Instapundit has a handy list of Katrina relief sites if you want to give. The Red Cross site is difficult to access, probably overloaded. In any event, you can send a check to the Red Cross at this address: American Red Cross, PO Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. And, if you send a check rather […]

Patriotic Potpourri

Happy Fourth, everyone. How about some Presidential words of inspiration for… Educators:Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation. — John F. Kennedy […]

Friday’s News…Special Extra Patriotic Edition

New teacher recruitment initiative in Virginia. Teach for Virginia will help steer aspiring teachers to high-need schools. The New Teacher Project has their able hand in this. Cosby back in the news, AP here, local coverage here. Come All Within: More teachers’ union back and forth in Chicago. More Chicago here and here. Chi Trib […]

Friday Fish Pics – Georgia Largemouth!

Ben Sayeski a former school principal, is Managing Partner at Education Strategy Consulting, a data analytics firm. Here’s his daughter with a nice largemouth bass – a common species where the Georgia-based Sayeksi family is. Friday Fish Porn is a longtime but sometimes episodic feature (that’s why they call it fishing not catching) around here. It’s […]

Margaret Spellings On Education And Coronavirus

At The 74 Emmeline Zhao and I are interviewing people around the sector, scroll down for Shavar Jeffries and Arne Duncan. Today, Margaret Spellings: Margaret Spellings has been a senior aide at the White House, a college president, and Secretary of Education for President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2009. She’s been in the […]

Super Bowl School With Brendan Daly

In 2011 and 2012, I did some work with Brendan Daly and some others on what NFL coaching lessons might offer to schools. A column for TIME and then an event at Harvard’s ed school showcased some interesting lessons and Brendan is a thoughtful former teacher himself (and his brother, Tim, is a longtime fixture […]

Latest Edu-Reads

I’m biased, but I enjoyed Greg Richmond’s interview with Andy Rotherham. It’s short, but there are lots of good nuggets in there, including this one: My friends who are doctors and nurses, nobody is attacking them for indifference to housing or education policy. Only in education policy is focusing on a single issue as one […]

Latest Edu-Reads

“…only a tiny minority of elementary and middle schools successfully support low-performing students to achieve gap-closing levels of growth.” Read Gwen Baker, Lauren Shwartze, and Bonnie O’Keefe on what to do about that. Their piece is part of Fordham’s annual “Wonkathon” contest. Read all those entries here, and don’t forget to vote! Katrina Boone and […]