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July 7: Webinar & Fundraiser with Dr. Pedro Noguera!

July 7: Webinar & Fundraiser with Dr. Pedro Noguera!
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July 7: Webinar & Fundraiser with Dr. Pedro Noguera!

Announcing Save Our Schools Webinar #9 with Pedro Noguera
The Future of Education Reform: Creating the Schools Our Children Need
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Dr. Pedro Noguera is one of the nation’s outstanding advocates for civil rights and educational opportunities for all children. His work has focused on the challenges of educating all students, and confronting the effects of poverty in our schools. He has worked with numerous school districts, teachers and parents across the country,

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Schools Matter: Rhee Finds Respect Among Governors Without Any

Schools Matter: Rhee Finds Respect Among Governors Without Any

Rhee Finds Respect Among Governors Without Any

By Suzy Khimm for the Washington City Paper:
For those who viewed Michelle Rhee as an anti-union bully, the past few months have offered lots of chances to say “toldya so.” Soon after resigning as the D.C. Public Schools chancellor in October, Rhee began appearing with Republican governors who were busily making war on public-sector unions. But if longtime Rhee critics felt vindicated, another group has been less sanguine: left-leaning education reformers who worry that her moves could help tie education reform to a larger conservative agenda to crush organized labor.

Since the launch of Rhee’s advocacy organization, StudentsFirst, the optics certainly haven’t been favorable for her fellow Democratic reformers. In October, pugilistic New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie asked her to become his

Who’s the most influential educator in America? | Taking Note

Who’s the most influential educator in America? | Taking Note

Who’s the most influential educator in America?

As always, remember that John’s book The Influence of Teachers is for sale at Amazon.

A month or so ago, I speculated about the most influential person in American education — then two weeks ago I expanded upon those musings in a feature for the New York Daily News. In both columns I put forth four nominees — Wendy Kopp, Big Bird, Arne Duncan and Joel Klein — and chose Joel for his remarkable network of eleven protégés now influencing what happens in schools and classrooms around the nation.

I was attacked for my choice by people who feel that his influence has been negative, or even destructive. Few seemed to notice that I neither praised nor condemned the former Chancellor’s policies. No one challenged that he changed New York City schools in dramatic ways — nor could they. Remember that before mayoral control, New York City had 32 separate districts, quite a few of them known as jobs programs for cronies with little regard for student outcomes. There was little sense of urgency about actually educating large numbers of children, and the central office at 110 Livingston

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Sinking Poll Numbers May Put Florida in Play

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Today in Labor History—June 28, 2011

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The Results Are In!

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Good News for the Whole Family « MomsRising Blog

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Parents urge DPS to end herbicide use

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Blago “Stunned” | Rahm’s Labor Pains | CTA Job Cuts

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