Are We Asking Too Much of School Principals?

pic Accountability without authority, excessively long work days, and increased demands to reach academic outcome goals is leading to burnout and early retirement among school principals. Dr. Gerald Tirrozi, the Executive Director of the National Association of Secondary School Principals shares his insights on causes and possible solutions.
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Managing The New Child Care Conundrum

pic Childcare centers, parents and communities are having to make lots of very tough choices about child care. Dr. Karolak is Executive Director of the Early Care and Education Consortium, and he outlines for us what must be considered as these choices are being made. His insighte provide useful guidance for childcare center directors.
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Washington Power Shift: What's Ahead for Teachers, Students, and Classrooms?

Jay Mathews, Andrew P. Kelly, Lowell Johnson, John Musso, Dan Domenech, Sarah Garland

pic The power shift in Congress may mean significant changes for the education community. Funding priorities and the disposition of many popular and unpopular programs are up in the air. There is tremendous uncertainty about what lies ahead for teachers, students and classrooms. In search of clues, we talked with six informed education observers, to get their view of what's coming next.
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49 Ways to Get and Keep Control of Your Classrooms

Doug Lemov, Jay Mathews, Debra Viadero

pic Doug Lemov went out into the field to discover and thoroughly document what great teachers are doing in the toughest classrooms in the toughest neighborhoods in his community. His findings were distilled down to 49 specific techniques that can help create exceptional learning environments and provide useful insights to administrators, directors, teachers and parents.
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Waiting for Superman: Fact or Fiction?

Diane Ravitch, Jay Mathews, Debra Viadero , Valerie Strauss, Justin Snider

pic Education insiders say Waiting for Superman, a heart-rending documentary/movie about the struggles five children face in pursuit of a good public school education, is grossly distorted, even dangerous. The movie has received high ratings from the public but those inside education see a different picture. In this segment former U.S Assistant Secretary of Education, Diane Ravitch and four education reporters aim to separate fact from fiction.
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