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Teaching Quality

Those close to me professionally know how much I dislike use of the term teacher quality.  It does not serve us well, and does nothing to help our kids and teachers accelerate their work.  It is NOT about the quality of the individual teacher himself, it is in-fact about his teaching quality that we must […]

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Mathematics and shifting to the Common Core Standards

I hear little chatter on this topic as I travel from state to state. The silence is deafening, so I fear that our guard may be down when our sense of urgency needs to be up. Given that roughly 40% of the states are generally below or well below the Mathematics standards by which the […]

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IMSA Design Charrette

On December 3, 2011, I had the privilege of facilitating the first ever Design Charrette for the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy–a residential school for scholarly high school students.  The Design Charrette served to work-out intense plans and strategies for the future growth and accelerated impact IMSA is to have on students, teachers, and our whole […]

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