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Has School Reform Been Taken Over by Bad Ideas?

Dan Domenech with Diane Ravitch

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Education historian Diane Ravitch points out the education has been in crisis every decade for over 100 years. But Ravitch says that this time the educational crisis is different and more profound, as public education is under attack from bad ideas. 

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Creating a Framework for Real and Fair Teacher Evaluation

Dan Domenech with Randi Weingarten 

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It's generally agreed that our system of teacher evaluation is broken. The question is how do we develop a new system which provides a valid means for evaluating teachers, allows for and supports improvement and includes a quick, but fair mechanism for removing teachers who don't perform. In this segment we discuss an AASA/AFT joint initiative to design a framework for creating an effective system. 

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Strategies for Leading School Culture into the Digital Age

Dan Domenech with Alan November

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Our guest travels the world teaching and learning about technology in education. He's found that some other countries have school cultures that are more conducive to embracing technology than we are here in the U.S. What can we learn from them?

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The 3 Qualities Educators Need to Survive and Thrive in These Troubling and Uncertain Times

Dan Domenech with Jim Collins

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The ground under many school districts is feeling very shaky, and if Jim Collins is right, we'd better get used to it. Collins asserts that we are entering an era of chronic and permanent instability, uncertainty, rapid change, episodes of chaos, violent disruption and big, fast moving forces that we can neither predict nor control. How does an educator thrive in this climate? Collins offers insights based on nine years of research and vigorous analysis of leaders who are showing us the way.

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Innovative Strategies to Engage Minorities in Science,Technology, Engineering and Math

Dan Domenech with Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

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Our guest is considered a leading innovator of strategies to engage underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math. His program has become the leading producer of African Americans who complete Ph.D.s in primarily white universities. In this segment he shares the strategies he has used to achieve such extraordinary success.

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    by William Madden | @WPMadden
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