Public Education

A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy’s Future

Accredited Author: he National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement

Summary: This report from the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement calls on the nation to reclaim higher education's civic mission. Commissioned by the Department of Education and released at a White... Read on...

A Year at Mission Hill - Chapter 1: Why We’re Here

Summary: A Year At Mission Hill is is a 10-part series, which chronicles a year in the life of one of America's most successful public schools.

The Guiding Question for Chapter 1: What characterizes a great school, and how do... Read on...

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Bridging Differences

Accredited Author: Deborah Meier and Diane Ravitch

Summary: Deborah Meier and Diane Ravitch have found themselves at odds on policy over the years, but they share a passion for improving schools. Bridging Differences will offer their insights on what matters most in education.

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Dignity in Schools Campaign

Summary: The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) challenges the systemic problem of pushout in our nation's schools and advocates for the human right of every child to a quality education and to be treated with dignity. The DSC... Read on...

Diplomas Count: An Essential Guide to Graduation Policy and Rates

Accredited Author: Editorial Projects in Education Research Center

Summary: A state-by-state breakdown of graduation rates, finding that nationally nearly 1 in 3 high school students do not graduate.

Educational Colonialism by Chris Lehmann

Summary: In this Huffinton Post article, Chris Lehmann, founding Principal of Science Leadership Academy, says that when powerful people ensure arts-enriched learning for their own kids but push for rote memorization for other... Read on...


Summary: was created by the National Education Association to be a community of bloggers committed to improving public education in America. The site is a one-stop destination for educators, bloggers, policy makers,... Read on...

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Forum for Education and Democracy

Summary: To help America's schools ensure that all young people develop the skills and abilities they need to exercise a powerful voice in shaping their own lives -- and our nation's future -- The Forum focuses its efforts on... Read on...

Inside School Research

Accredited Author: Debra Viadero

Summary: Veteran reporter Debra Viadero has written more than 1,400 stories for Education Week and most of them have been about research. She translates, shares, and dissects research findings on schools and learning, along... Read on...

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National Urban Alliance

Summary: The NUA's mission is to substantiate an irrefutable belief in the capacity of all public school children to achieve the high intellectual performances demanded by our ever changing global community. Our focus is teacher... Read on...

Opportunities to Learn in America’s Elementary Classrooms

Accredited Author: Robert C. Pianta, et al, & The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Summary: This study of what goes on in classrooms speaks to the need for greater consideration to the ways in which young people learn best. In a study of over 700 5th grade classrooms, results showed that the large percentage... Read on...

Public Engagement for Public Schools

Summary: Public Engagement for Public Schools (PEPS) is a process to deepen and expand meaningful public engagement to support San Francisco public schools. We are not a new organization. We are not sponsored by an existing... Read on...

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Realizing Deeper Learning

Accredited Author: Dr. Charles Kyte and Associates

Summary: "Realizing Deeper Learning: The Economics and Achievements of an Innovative Chartered School Model” analyzes two chartered schools which have innovated in striking ways. Avalon School and Minnesota New Country School... Read on...


Summary: Sapientis is a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of public education in Puerto Rico. We created the Coalition for Equity and Quality Education (CECE, for its acronym in Spanish), a movement... Read on...

Stories from School: Arizona and Washington

Summary: Two group blogs that sample teachers' reflections on the intersection of practice and policy. Rich with stories written by real teachers, hoping to "spark constructive dialogue" by making the real dynamics of their... Read on...

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Strive Together

Summary: The Strive Partnership is focused on the success of our children: every child, every step, from cradle to career. The Strive Partnership unites common providers around shared issues, goals, measurements and results, and... Read on...

The Schools We Need

Accredited Author: Erik Reece

Summary: In a must-read piece in Orion Magazine, professor Erik Reece explains why democratic education is essential. For democracy to function, he says, public education must nurture both individual self-invention and social... Read on...

U.S. Department Of Education Calls For Action To Develop 21st Century…

Accredited Author: U.S. Department of Education

Summary: U.S. Department Of Education Calls For Action To Develop 21st Century Citizens, Strengthen Democracy

Walking To School

Accredited Author: Mary Tedrow

Summary: Mary Tedrow teaches in a public high school in Northern Virginia. Her posts are clear-eyed,written from the perspective of a veteran teacher who's seen reforms come and go.

From the blog header:
I first started... Read on...

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Youth United for Change

Summary: Youth United for Change (YUC) is an organization made up of young people acting on their own behalf to improve the quality of public education. YUC is building a youth based, democratic organization with the power to... Read on...

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