Learning and Leading in a time of Crisis: Can hope prevail?

Last week, New York City’s re-shuttering of schools reinforced what we have known since late spring: our political leaders prioritized the opening of bars and gyms over schools, leaving teachers and working families to take the hit. While we hear of a few school...

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,...

Join the EdWeek Bookclub!

The Education Week’s Teacher magazine has started a new interactive online book club and I am so proud that the first book to be discussed will be The Hardest Questions Aren’t on the Test! In order to participate, you must be registered to the edweek.org...

Notes from Helsinki

  Gio Om has been analyzing my dreams from our trip to Qatar. “Are you still dreaming of women in black abayas walking down the beach, Ms. Nathan?” he queries most mornings when he sees me. A couple of weeks ago, when I was just back from Helsinki, Gio, a BAA...