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In Transforming Teaching, Can Context Survive Scale?

At a recent Harvard Graduate School of Education forum on the future of the teaching profession, an audience member asked the panelists a question that got right to the heart of many contemporary debates about education policy:  if we say that context is so important, then how do we also justify policies at scale?  Can we have scale and still be mindful of context?

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 …