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No Principal Left Behind "The failure of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation and the inability of schools to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements have prompted an avalanche of public commentary, but a significant population has escaped attention: principals have been ignored. Principals have not been adequately screened, prepared, coached or supported to lead schools which can continually achieve higher levels of student academic performance, the essential requirement for AYP."
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Pushing the Envelope on Teacher Pay "President Obama is bringing change to Washington, D.C. Obama and his education secretary, Arne Duncan, support the idea of merit pay for teachers and have cited Denver's ProComp (Professional Compensation Plan) as a good example of working with the teachers unions, not imposing plans upon them. So, what lies ahead for innovative teacher compensation plans?"
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Reinventing Public Education? Surprise! It’s Happening Already Let's start with a quiz. True or False: 1. Big city school systems are incapable of change. 2. The only way to move them is to vest power in a mayor or outsider superintendent.
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Transforming Schools with Technology "I wrote 'Transforming Schools with Technology' because I felt there were too many skeptics and too many zealots writing about technology in schools. It was time for a new book that would be realistic and optimistic without being utopian."
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Adolescence, Achievement, and Change in the Age of Obama "In his keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Barack Obama decried 'the slander that says a black youth with a book is acting white.'"
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The Need for Socioeconomic Balance in PreK Classrooms "Barack Obama spoke of his support for investing in early childhood education during the last presidential debate, at a campaign moment when he was being very cautious: a clear sign that public opinion about early childhood education's value is solidified."
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“Dispelling the Myth” Schools Every year The Education Trust gives awards to schools that are succeeding in what it calls "Dispelling the Myth," the myth in question being that schools cannot be expected to help most children who are poor, African American, or Latino meet meaningful academic standards.
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The False Debate Over In-School and Out-of-School Time Over the past few months, education policy wonks have engaged in a debate over the relative importance of in-school and out-of-school factors in student success.
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A Conversation with Tony Wagner Leaves are falling and we are well into the new academic year, but before you get too immersed in the daily routine, scan the faces of the students your classes. Try to imagine the day when they leave high school.
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