We're back from Seattle and I've managed to collect a few things for you to read. Remember-- the internet gives you the power to amplify the voices of others. Use it!
The Great Academy Schools Scandal
Great Britain has been trying its own version of charter schools. It hasn't gone well.
College Board AP World History and Colonialism
David Coleman's College Board has decided, for some reason, that AP history needs to be scaled way back, reducing the scope of world history to just the white parts.
A Teacher Explains Why the Janus Ruling Is Bad for Students
Just in case it's not obvious already.
Mr Rogers and Talking To Kids
This is a great and insightful piece about how Fred Rogers crafted his message very precisely for children.
PARCC, Phil Murphy and Common Sense
Jersey Jazzman takes a look at some New Jersey issues that concern everyone.
Summit Learning Under Fire
Charter-in-a-box provider Summit is taking some heat in Idaho.
What Elon Musk Could Learn from Thailand
The NYT looks at the lessons Musk could learn from his attempt to save some boys in a well, and the lessons that the tech masters could all stand to learn about intervening in areas about which they know little.
How Can Schools Make Their Teachers Feel Valued and Supported
It's just about as easy as you think it is.
Do Not Follow New Orleans' Lead
Mercedes Schneider reminds us that NOLA is not exactly a shining success.
What Works Can Hurt
Yong Zhao with a reminder that the side-effects of education ideas can matter a great deal.