Hot in Cleveland: schools CEO to address culture shift in the State of the Schools address. The state legislature and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, combined with organizations such as StudentsFirst, have put a great deal of effort into turning around this district. Changing the culture will be a crucial component.
Is there a Common Core Comeback in Michigan?: it seems the legislature is moving forward after addressing the concerns raised about local control and student privacy
I want to bang on the drum all day: you can do that (after school at least) at Reynoldsburg’s Hannah Ashton Middle School’s Creative Explorers program. Hannah Ashton has been a national model for blended learning, and perhaps this after school initiative will catch on too. With obvious Todd Rundgren bonus link
From The Atlantic– A Teacher (and Parent) Defends Homework: it’s a must if students are going to learn the material well enough to understand and apply it later.