Riding the Next Wave

Every now and then it’s important to recommit to why I’m in public education and why I continue to feel hopeful even in such dark times. Yes, funding for public schools continues to be a struggle, particularly for urban schools. After 25 years of high stakes testing,...

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Misinterpreted Marshmallows

I was fascinated by this write up in The Atlantic of a recently released update of the infamous "Marshmallow Test" study. The new study, conducted byTyler Watts from New York University and Greg Duncan and Hoanan Quan from University of California Irvine, "finds...

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Reflections on the Kennedy Center 2018 Arts Summit

Last month, I had the honor and privilege of participating in the Kennedy Center Arts Summit. The goal of the day was to “activate citizen artists, explore John F. Kennedy’s ideas and to shape our collective future.” The central focus was to envision the “future state...

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