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I learned a new application for an old word in a recent article in Education Week (Vol. 31, No. 27). The word is “churn”. While the traditional definition is “to...

I am completely stymied over the current trend to publish the evaluation scores of teachers in the press. The Los Angeles Unified School District started releasing teacher scores in 2010 with...

Innovation, autonomy, and flexibility are just some of the buzz words resonating through our nation’s education reform efforts to provide more local control to schools and teachers. Because the contexts of school communities...

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