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We Are Atlanta

Recently and rather unexpectedly, a radio producer in Georgia asked me to record my thoughts on the Atlanta cheating scandal and what, if anything, we could learn from it.  I was humbled to be asked, and as a result of editing the commentary and the conversations I have had since it was broadcast I’ve given the scandal a lot more thought.  And the more I think about it, the more I think this scandal – and the indictment and …

To Close the Belief Gap

There is a new buzzword among many who would reform education in this country:  it’s the Belief Gap (or, for the Twitterati, the #BeliefGap).  Although the term has been in the education reform ether for awhile, it came to renewed prominence in a December 2014 op-ed by Chris Barbic, the superintendent of the nascent Tennessee Achievement School District, and it has since been well promoted by the website Education Post.  In …

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