My second thoughts on DCPS #IMPACT and #teachereval @thewashteacher @rweingarten

I’ve been obsessing just a bit over my first official encounter with one of the crown jewels of the inner city education reform movement: the DCPS IMPACT evaluation scheme. Student growth, or VAM scores, account for a significant portion of any teacher’s overall evaluation. And despite AFT President Randi Weingarten’s recent come to Jesus moment […]

Last week, #progressive #education summit in MD, @cityneighbors

Kristian Rusher, Kate Chesser, and yours truly.

This is the first chance I had to talk about it. I visited with some very dedicated educators at Hamilton High School in Baltimore last Saturday for the third annual Progressive Education Summit. Here’s info about the summit, City Neighbors Foundation, and Hamilton. Alfie Kohn kicked off the day with a keynote. I must say, when […]


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