Archive of 2011 May

Keeping the American Indian Education Truths Alive

on May 26th, 2011 in Blog by | 1 Comment

Since Osama bin Laden was killed nearly one month ago, many details about the mission have been unveiled. One particular story, which brings awareness to the “inappropriateness” of coding Osama bin Laden as “Geronimo,”[1] is a relevant and current reminder to the prevalence American Indians have as a thread of…

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Research, Design, & Development: A Catalyst for Building Collaborative Learning Communities

on May 19th, 2011 in Education R&D by | Comments Off

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Winning the Future, Facing the Odds

on May 18th, 2011 in Blog by | No Comments

In April, a President Obama-convened White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and the U.S. Department of Education released a report entitled “Winning the Future: Improving Education for the Latino Community.” In it, we are given a dismal picture about the state of our nation’s largest minority group and…

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Fullan Challenges Reformers to Think About Whole System Reform

on May 16th, 2011 in Blog by | No Comments

The aspiration to “close the gap” in test scores between students of color and whites has been the focus of public policy makers for some time.  Policy makers have established the expectation that schools must do more to ensure that all students of every income, race/ethnicity, language background, and disability…

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SCEE National Summit on Educator Effectiveness

on May 9th, 2011 in Blog by | No Comments

Two weeks ago, several West Wind Education Policy Inc. staff were in Washington, D.C. to lead the inaugural SCEE National Summit on Educator Effectiveness, Transforming State Systems for the Future.  SCEE, the State Consortium on Educator Effectiveness, was convened by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in the…

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