Officials often focus on racial, economic, and gender gaps in academic performance, and how school policies perpetuate those disparities.
Robin DiAngelo, affiliate associate professor of education and author of "White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism" will give the opening keynote to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
Professor Ann Ishimaru’s scholarship explores how historically marginalized students, families and communities have the power to be catalysts in the drive to create equitable educational environments—and systemic change in education as a whole.
Meredith Honig discussed the relationship between administrative salaries and educational results.
Diane Ravitch shares and comments on Boeing Professor of Teacher Education Ken Zeichner's recent NEA Today interview on independent teacher preparation programs.
Kenneth Zeichner, Boeing Chair of Teacher Education, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters from Syracuse University in recognition for his work as one of the world’s most influential scholars on teaching.
Ken Zeichner, Boeing professor of teacher education, answer questions about Relay and the preparation of teachers.
Washington Post "The Answer Sheet" column features an op-ed by Dr. Ken Zeichner on the GREAT Teachers and Principals Act. Legislation in Congress called the GREAT Teachers and Principals Act sounds good but is anything but great in its proposal for new educator preparation programs, according to this post by Kenneth Zeichner, the Boeing Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Washington, a former vice president and current fellow of the American Educational Research Association, and a member of the National Academy of Education.
In The Atlantic today, Center on Reinventing Public Education founder Paul Hill writes: 'Bill de Blasio, the likely next New York City mayor, has made a lot of promises about public education. No additional charter schools; no free space for many charter schools educating city kids; less reliance on student test performance to judge schools; and a moratorium on the closure of low-performing schools. Though these pledges have come piecemeal, together they would dismantle the reforms Michael Bloomberg implemented during his 12 years as mayor. Before this happens, it’s worth looking at what Bloomberg’s policies have accomplished and what is at risk if they are tossed out."
With a straight assessment of results Hill shows how the NYC school system has changed in positive ways and how children have benefited from Bloomberg's initiatives. Hill concludes: Taken together these changes are evidence of real progress. The public schools are now like New York: in a hurry, driven, determined to do better. The new mayor shouldn’t toss anything out until he knows what it has contributed and what can be lost.
Dr. Ilene Schwartz, professor and director of the Haring Center for Inclusive Education, and the Haring Center’s work was featured in an article by The Bellingham Herald titled “‘All means all’: Sehome High School models a new standard of inclusive learning.” The article highlights the Haring Center’s work with Sehome High School, one of 16 Inclusionary Practices Demonstration Sites in Washington. Sehome High School considers every student to be a general education student and Ilene is quoted in the article as saying “What Sehome has done is that they’ve taken that very seriously and they say, ‘You’re a basic [education] student. Now what do we need? What else do we need to provide you, what scaffolds do we need to put around you? What support do we need to provide so that you’re successful, both in general ed, and in learning the other things that you might need to learn because of your disability.’”