Monthly Archives: June 2015

This is what youth voice — and levity — looks like

Amidst all the darkness of the world these days and weeks (and years), I am grateful to my friend Wendy Cole and the students of Maple Street School for letting the light slip through . . . And I greatly appreciate Wendy’s ability to take her students seriously and embrace their own lack of seriousness […]

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Big Bird Can Close the Achievement Gap? Not So Fast . . .

Don’t get me wrong: I love Big Bird as much as the next guy. But when people start talking about how Sesame Street is just as effective at closing the achievement gap as preschool, I start to worry that we’re becoming enamored with a seductively simple characterization of a deeply complex problem.

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