From WickedLocal Cambridge: Cambridge —Last Thursday, Harvard graduate and current U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was honored as the Chief Marshall of his alma mater’s graduation ceremonies. Traditionally, the Chief Marshal for Harvard Commencement is elected from the class that is celebrating its 25th reunion, according to the Harvard News Service. Duncan, who graduated […]
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I’m subbing for Tim Slekar today on his education radio show in PA, 11:00 to 11:45. You can listen to the live stream here, or I’ll post the recorded audio thereafter. Feel free to call in if you like, the number is 814-946-0435. I was asked to talk about bullying, consider the recent item I […]
I thought I would try a new, semi-regular feature picked up from the blogosphere: gathering comment and commentary from around the education world for your unadulterated enjoyment, or perhaps to your chagrin. Michelle Rhee on PA: In cases where there aren’t enough spaces in good charter schools, and in which neighborhood schools are failing to […]
From The Nation, a big chunk of Darling-Hammond’s commencement speech to the graduates of TC. It is honest, brave, and hopeful, and may every educator, new and old, take a few minutes to read it, and heed it: At the commencement ceremony for Columbia University’s Teachers College on May 18, Stanford education professor Linda Darling-Hammond—a […]