The New York State Education Department’s accountability system distorts school performance in absurd ways and with perverse results.
There are significant changes coming to New York State’s school accountability system now that the US Department of Education has approved the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Organic Commandments can be the foundation of any rich, creative and productive life. This blog’s favorite: Decision is the virtue of the will.
Joan Didion’s genius shines brightly in her seminal essay on self respect.
Research in The Atlantic Monthly, which?makes the compelling case that smartphones may be destroying a generation of children, is must-read for any educator concerned about threats to the future success of K-12 education.
Google has identified five traits shared by high performing teams. They have also made available their Team Effectiveness Discussion Guide as well as a tool for fostering psychological safety.
This spring I have been struck by two compelling examples of school district leadership: one by a white man leading a district attended by mostly black and brown students; the other by a black woman leading a district attended by mostly white students.
Parenting requires constant and sometimes excruciatingly difficult decision-making. A parent can ease this burden by adopting a set of simple, resolute beliefs.
A family’s wrenching eldercare decisions can be eased and improved using collaborative decision processes, tools and techniques.
Ben Franklin devised an ingeniously simple tool for managing the tradeoffs inherent in any complex decision.