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They have their talking points. Where are ours?

we need our own set of talking points, whether we’re on a call-in show or invited to one of those fancy cocktail parties. But here’s the key: We need to agree to use them.

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7 Things You Need to Know about Your Public School

Our public schools are the last real space where people from different classes and different walks of life come together to learn, to share ideas, and to be afforded a fair opportunity to reach for the American dream. At the same time, unless you work in a public school or have a child enrolled in [...]

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What They Don’t Want You to Know about Standardized Testing

We create a homogenous culture at our own peril.

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The Gorilla Speaks: It’s time to Change the Conversation

Nancy’s article for the Huffington Post is trending: Read “The Gorilla Speaks” here.  

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Starving the Beast

If They Might Be Giants sing it you know it’s true! They wouldn’t lie to children, and neither should we. But the clock is running so fast in many states that it may be too late to call for repairs. The truth is that we like our educational system. We support teachers and the work [...]

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Nancy writes OP-ED for Good Magazine

Nancy recently wrote an OP-ED for Good Magazine outlining the history of education “reform.” Education Reform: Who’s Winning and Why We’re All Losing. Read Nancy’s OP-ED here.

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Documentary Teaser

Michelangelo famously said that he took a piece of marble, chipped away, and out came David. Apocryphal? I’m not sure, but it certainly makes the point all artists know: keep chipping away until the piece presents itself. One more bead on a dress can ruin it; one more line on a painting makes it crass; [...]

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How Long Does It Take To Be a Teacher?

I’ve always loved to write. I wrote my first novel when I was 8. It was about the adventures of Sandy Satinsky and Nancy Levin and how they solved mysteries in Yeadon, Pa, their hometown. Nancy Drew was my model and I tried to be a writer like Carolyn Keene (wink wink: not her real [...]

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