First, an enormous thanks to Sharif and Ian for last week, if you haven’t read the posts below I encourage you to do so. Among the substantial ground they cover, Sharif discusses teacher diversity and you can look for some work from Bellwether on that later this week.
Read Mercury Rising, Jeff Shesol’s account of John Glenn’s time in Mercury and the strategic and political context around the Mercury program, over the break. Highly recommend. Also a good reminder of how things like that can raise ambitions of students and kids of all ages.