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March 27, 2014
It’s that time of year again when basketball and brackets take center stage. This March Madness, we’ll be pulling for our favorite teams and celebrating the players for their hard work and commitment – both on and off the court. Read more »
March 26, 2014
Choice is something that we often take for granted until it is taken away. On some days, the biggest choices we make are what we’re making for lunch or whether we’re going to the gym, on other days, we make choices that can influence the rest of our lives. Parents’ choices not only influence their […] Read more »
March 26, 2014
As charter school founders go, founders like David Levin and Eva Moskowitz — with growing networks of many schools — are the exception. Read more »
March 24, 2014
The term “March Madness’ often evokes thoughts of Cinderella storied basketball teams that beat the odds to make a successful run at glory, along with shining moments that completely change the dynamic felt by all the players involved. But these principles can easily be applied to the developments of New Hope Academy in York, PA, […] Read more »
March 13, 2014
In “Waiting for Superman,” the famous documentary about charter schools, hundreds of parents and kids wait, rapt, in a packed auditorium. They’re hoping to hear their names in a lottery and be among the chosen few to escape bad district schools for better charters. Read more »
March 12, 2014
Americans face a choice between two paths that will guide education in this nation for generations: self-government and central planning. Which we choose will depend in large measure on how well we understand accountability. Read more »
March 10, 2014
The College Board has once again made changes to the SAT, reducing writing and vocabulary expectations that negatively affect the exam’s rigor. The latest installment in the over two decade-long struggle to implement what always appear to be well-intentioned modifications, is nothing short of the SAT’s battle to avoid obscurity. This is just another instance […] Read more »
March 10, 2014
A Renaissance man is defined as someone who has expertise in a number of different subject areas and uses that knowledge in order to problem-solve. The faculty and teachers at the Washington Latin School are molding the next generation of Renaissance men; but since this is the 21st century and more than just men can […] Read more »
March 6, 2014
In a California courtroom on February 4th, it took little over a minute for a former elementary school teacher to deliver one of the saddest commentaries on the dysfunction that encompasses teacher employment policies in the U.S. public education system. Read more »
March 5, 2014
Starting when I was a teenager, I’ve always loved working with kids. I worked at a local summer camp for many years, volunteered at a charter school in DC and last summer, I was an advisor for students at a private school preparatory program called REACH Prep based in Stamford, Connecticut. Now in my junior […] Read more »