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10 Critical Issues Facing Education

Peter DeWitt, Education Week, January 23, 2014 – During my leadership training at the College of Saint Rose I took a class with Jim Butterworth (my mentor) called Critical Issues. Jim was a voracious reader, an assistant commissioner for the New York State Education Department, former superintendent, and an amazing professor. All of those combined with […]

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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland’s School Success

Anu Partanendec, The Atlantic, December 29, 2011 The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.  Sergey Ivanov/Flickr Everyone agrees the United States needs to improve its education system dramatically, but how? One of the hottest trends in education reform lately is looking at the stunning success of the West’s […]

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Grundhauser, Newton-Driscoll: Beyond the bad-news headlines at St. Paul Central

Emma Grundhauser and Madeline Newton-Driscoll, Pioneer Press editorial page, December10, 2010 Strong teachers, hard-working students, opportunity — and success St. Paul Central High School is easily portrayed as a decrepit school building with gangs hanging around outside, with kids smoking on the stairwell, tired teachers, lackluster students and a general air of neglect — that’s the […]

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