Blog posts from 2010

July 9, 2010

The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers has led in the development of a new law that allows districts to form independent, autonomous schools. And they have used the law to create a teacher-run school.

July 8, 2010

A story today on teachers taking the initiative in Detroit, to run their own school.

July 8, 2010

Join social media journalist and educational entrepreneur Steve Hargadon tonight, 8pm EST for a live and interactive with Ted Kolderie on education reform and teachers as partners in school organization:

July 8, 2010

TPP21 is a new venture to provide assistance to teachers, school districts, and states to help them understand, support, and implement teacher professional practices. Interested? Contact us.

July 7, 2010

Union leaders in Minneapolis are using a new state law to create their own independent school inside the district.

July 6, 2010

In 2009 the Minnesota legislature created a new statewide platform for the creation of new schools. The Site-Governed Schools law allows for the creation of schools inside districts that enjoy the same autonomy and exemption from state regulation as schools in the chartering sector.

July 2, 2010

Perhaps the best of the interviews with outgoing Minneapolis Superintendent Bill Green was the one which headlined Green's comment about the need to vary the approach to learning — by school or even by student.

July 1, 2010

This article discusses a meeting earlier this spring between two members of teacher professional partnerships, Secretary Duncan, and some his senior staff. Their message: To improve teaching, put the teachers in charge.

June 30, 2010

With the launch of iPhone 4 this week, we move one step further along in the growing disconnect between the capabilities of technology and their prohibition in traditional factory-style of schools.

June 28, 2010

Reasoning Mind is a program for teaching math that successfully personalizes learning while increasing the interest and motivation of students.