Archive of 2012 April

Measuring What We Value: Educator Evaluation and Racial Equity

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Slide: Mission Statement

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Slide: Student Artwork 02

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Slide: Student Artwork 01

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West Wind Hosts Screening of the American Teacher Documentary

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On Tuesday, April 3, West Wind Education Policy, Inc. and the Bijou Theatre at the University of Iowa co-hosted a screening of the American Teacher, a documentary produced by the Teacher Salary Project.  The Project aims to raise awareness of teacher working conditions in America, including salary, hours, and respect…

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“College- and Career-Readiness” Calls for High School Transformation

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“College- and career-readiness” has become a “new” goal for education reformers nationally.  (I put “new” in quotation marks, because this is not a particularly new idea or debate, though certainly the term “college- and career-readiness” is new.)  The aspiration of many reformers is that each and every young person will graduate…

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Seeing Through and Beyond

on April 2nd, 2012 in Blog by | 2 Comments

I just opened an email from a colleague asking me if I could help her find an article she needed for her work with local district administrators across the state. She was looking for The Singular Power of One Goal (Sparks, 1999) to encourage superintendents and principals to consider the…

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