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University of Chicago 7 “discoveries” in urban education.

http://www.ueiknowledge.org/2017newknowledge

As the 2017-18 School Year Comes to an End. . .

As schools and districts across the U.S. are closing out another school year, many of us can look back and celebrate the joy and pride we have experienced at our school campuses and classrooms.  I am proud of the celebrations I have experienced and…

EdTech and Measuring Efficacy

Education Research and Development Institute (ERDI) recently announced the launch of its new podcast Radio:ERDI. On Radio:ERDI, I have the opportunity to sit down with education leaders and discuss hot topics, trends and the current state of education. Currently, ERDI’s capacity is 104 school…

Innovative Staffing in Today’s Schools and Districts

Chicago International Charter School (CICS) West Belden, managed by Distinctive Schools, successfully implemented personalized learning (PL) within its classrooms.  The journey began with research and gaining knowledge on personalized learning, planning and designing implementation, piloting PL in classrooms, and then scaling personalized learning throughout…

Personalized Learning ROI

Regarding problems with Personalized Learning ROI, lack of results is oft times where practitioners make this about the device. Devices do not create personalized classrooms. Relationships between students and their teacher along with good student-as-agency practices and personalized pedagogy make personalize learning effective. The…

Waffle House Shooting: A White Shooter, a Black Hero, and White Presidential Silence

Great writing by John Pavlovitz. This has all gone way too far as a new normal. Waffle House Shooting: A White Shooter, a Black Hero, and White Presidential Silence — Read on johnpavlovitz.com/2018/04/23/waffle-house-shooting-a-white-shooter-a-black-hero-and-white-presidential-silence/

It Doesn’t Just Happen at Starbucks. Teachers Need Racial Bias Training Too.

It Doesn’t Just Happen at Starbucks. Teachers Need Racial Bias Training Too. — Read on educationpost.org/it-doesnt-just-happen-at-starbucks-teachers-need-racial-bias-training-too/

U of Chicago-CPS partnership pays off in big ways for district

http://www.educationdive.com/news/u-of-chicago-cps-partnership-pays-off-in-big-ways-for-district/521395/

Innovative Staffing at CICS West Belden

I am always proud of the work at Chicago International Charter School (CICS) West Belden, and some of the great work begins with a staff that is dedicated to the mission of Distinctive Schools – “To support each child in becoming an engaged and…

“Something very good is happening in Florida”

Nation’s report card: ‘Something very good is happening in Florida’ – Orlando Sentinel — Read on http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-0s-florida-naep-test-scores-20180409-story,amp.html Now it is time to bring the levels of pay UP substantially for FL teachers. It is also time to substantially increase funds for innovation, infrastructure, and…

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