• A Real School Reform Agenda by George Wood on The Washington Post's "The Answer Sheet"

    Jan 23, 2014 by CES If you remember your No Child Left Behind history, 2014 is the year that all children were supposed to be scoring proficient on standardized tests. That was, of course, a ridiculous goal, which the authors of the bill knew full well when they wrote it, and a symbol for just how misguided school reform has become. Here, George Wood, superintendent of Federal Hocking Local Schools, offers four things that reform really should be targeting. He is the executive director of the Forum...  Continued ...

  • A Brief History of Reform! by Deborah Meier

    Jan 06, 2014 by CES First published December 31, 2013 on Deborah Meier's blog, here is a "Brief History of Reform!" which was inspired by the PBS series School: The History of American Public Education.  The series named ten Innovators (such as Horace Mann, John Dewey, Linda Brown Thompson and Deborah Meier) who have shaped public education in the USA.  See the list here where you can click on each picture to learn more about each innovator. Please visit deborahmeier.com  to read this article...  Continued ...

  • NPR interviews Linda Darling-Hammond on the future of education

    Jan 06, 2014 by CES National Public Radio's Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep talked with Linda Darling-Hammond about what 2014 might hold for the future of education.  Listen to "School Testing Systems Should be Examined in 2014" or read the transcript here. http://www.npr.org/2013/12/26/257255808/future-series-examining-education  Continued ...

  • Eagle Rock Career Opportunity

    Dec 19, 2013 by Dan Condon Eagle_rock_logo Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center Open Position:  Professional Development Center Associate We seek an experienced facilitator of adult professional development who also possesses classroom-based experience in progressive education reform models.  Make a difference in public secondary education through designing and delivering quality staff development and organizational change work in some of the most innovative high schools across the country.  We...  Continued ...

  • Fall Forum 2013 Program Guide Available Online

    Nov 03, 2013 by CES Fallforum_2013 Browse the full program guide for Fall Forum 2013, "Making The Invisible Visible: stories and counterstories for educational equity" at this link: http://www.essentialschools.org/d/59/FINAL_2013_FF_Program_Guide.pdf?1383491385   Click here for Conference-At-A-Glance, an overview of Fall Forum 2013 View Friday Pre-Conference Logistics here View full Fall Forum 2013 Program Guide here  Continued ...

  • Student Leadership Forum Returns to Fall Forum Pre-Conference Day

    Sep 17, 2013 by CES On Friday, November 8, the Coalition of Essential Schools will bring back the Student Leadership Forum as part of our Fall Forum Pre-Conference Day.   The Essential Question guiding this year’s Student Leadership Forum, "What do we (students) need to know and do in order to advocate effectively for ourselves and for others who may not be able to advocate for themselves?" aligns with our larger theme: Making the Invisible Visible: stories and counterstories for educational...  Continued ...

  • Linda Darling-Hammond to give Keynote at Fall Forum 2013

    Aug 30, 2013 by CES Ldh_for_ces   The Coalition of Essential Schools and Fall Forum host the San Francisco Coalition of Essential Small Schools are delighted to announce that Linda Darling-Hammond will welcome us with a vibrant keynote that will get us prepared for rich learning, discourse and action at Fall Forum 2013: Making the Invisible Visible, stories and counterstories for educational equity, November 8-10 in San Francisco.  A book signing will follow Linda's keynote address.   Linda Darling-Hammond...  Continued ...

  • Education Week Q & A with Nancy Faust Sizer on The New American High School

    Aug 29, 2013 by CES (published August 28, 2013 on Education Week’s BookMarks blog)   By Catherine A. Cardno   Theodore Sizer, the influential educator, author, and founder of the Essential Schools movement, died in 2009 after a lengthy illness. In his final years, he completed what would be his final book, which his wife, Nancy Faust Sizer, promised to publish posthumously. That book, The New American High School, was published this year by Jossey-Bass.   BookMarks recently interviewed...  Continued ...

  • Summer of Discontent: George Wood blog on the Answer Sheet at The Washington Post

    Aug 29, 2013 by CES (published August 27, 2013 by Valerie Strauss on The Answer Sheet at The Washington Post and August 16, 2013 at The Forum for Education and Democracy)   Summer of Discontent by George Wood   In Steinbeck’s The Winter of our Discontent, the well-meaning Ethan Hawley compromises his ethical compass to fix his family’s economic distress.  Recent revelations regarding similar ethical lapses in the education community make me wonder if we have not seen a summer of...  Continued ...

  • Eagle Rock Seeking an experienced facilitator of adult professional development

    Aug 19, 2013 by Dan Condon Professional Development Center Associateat Eagle Rock School and Professional Development CenterEstes Park, CO We seek an experienced facilitator of adult professional development who also possesses classroom-based experiences in progressive education reform models. Make a difference in public secondary education through designing and delivering quality staff development and organizational change work in some of the most innovative high schools across the country. We accelerate change through...  Continued ...

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