Small Schools Leadership in Oregon

How can we prevent districts and school systems from reverting to the status quo? How can we encourage schools and school systems to truly innovate and to withstand the pressure of being sucked back to a laissez-faire time? How can we be unionized and have the...

Waiting for Superman?

Last week I had the chance to participate on a panel discussion at the Center for Public Leadership (Harvard Kennedy School) following a screening of the newly-released documentary Waiting for Superman. I was joined on the panel by Jim Berk (CEO of Participant Media,...

Raleigh and Durham, NC (a slightly delayed post)

In February I visited the Raleigh/Durham areas of North Carolina all by myself-not nearly as exciting as traveling with kids and teachers! I was hosted at two bookstores—Quail Ridge in Raleigh and The Regulator in Durham. Lots of books were sold in Raleigh! And, my...