Reframing School Reform

I recently read an article from http://www.the74million.org written by Rob Pondiscio, a dope writer and a friend to the reform movement. There were some salient points from the paper and some items that did not resonate with me. I won’t go line for line regarding my likes or dislikes of his piece, but I wouldContinue reading “Reframing School Reform”

The Hands

Guilty Pleasure. One of my new found guilty pleasures is creating content on the 8 Black Hands Podcast @8blackhand1 (on twitter). Each of us has our strengths, and we all push each other to explore areas that need attention.  Hanging out with these guys helps me to be more reflective in my practice. Our abilityContinue reading “The Hands”

Thank Principals, It’s October

National Principal’s Month It’s National Principal’s Month, and I wanted to take the time to celebrate our principals. Principals are the unsung heroes of our schools. Our principals and principals across the United States have some of the most challenging jobs in education. It’s a high risk, low reward job. If something terrible happens inContinue reading “Thank Principals, It’s October”

Dark Horse List 2020

This dark horse list is a continuation of the initial ed sec list. The next president’s Ed sec will shape education for years to come.

Pittsburgh!

Pittsburgh!  Below is an excerpt from Brother El-Mekki’s speech at a school choice protest in Pittsburgh.  This is one of those once in a lifetime speeches, that can galvanize the school choice movement.  I’m happy that I was there to capture it.  Below: El-Mekki Live from Pittsburgh! Pittsburgh. 00:05 special interest group you know weContinue reading “Pittsburgh!”

Urban Dove Charter School

Urban Dove. Urban Dove Charter School, a sort of 2nd chance charter school for students that fail the 9th grade, is currently experiencing a type of racism that no one wants to discuss. The Orthodox Jewish folks in Crown Heights Brooklyn does not wish to this school with its demographics in their neighborhood. A recentlyContinue reading “Urban Dove Charter School”

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