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August 4, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“‘Excellence Through Equity’: an Interview With Pedro Noguera & Alan Blankstein”

‘Excellence Through Equity’: an Interview With Pedro Noguera & Alan Blankstein is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

Pedro Noguera and Alan M. Blankstein agreed to answer a few questions about their book, Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student.

Here are some excerpts:

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December 10, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Week Is The Five-Year Anniversary Of The Sandy Hook Massacre – Here Are Related Resources

This week is the five-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre (see the Associated Press story from today: Sandy Hook’s legacy: More security in elementary schools).

You might be interested in:

A Collection Of Resources On The Sandy Hook Shooting, which I published the week of the shooting.

The Best Resources On The Sandy Hook Tragedy, which I published on the one-year anniversary.

Today Is The Second Anniversary of The Newtown Massacre — Here Are Related Resources

Sandy Hook Murders Happened Three Years Ago Today

Today Is The Fourth Anniversary Of Sandy Hook Massacre – Here Are Related Resources

This New Video From “Sandy Hook Promise” Is Useful On Many Levels

Video: Daughter Of Slain Sandy Hook Principal Speaks At Democratic Convention

September 23, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: “Teach Us All” Looks Like A Film Worth Watching

Teach Us All is premiering on Netflix on September 25th.

Here’s how ARRAY, the group distributing it (which was founded by Ava DuVernay) describe the documentary:

Marking the directorial debut from Sonia Lowman, the timely documentary TEACH US ALL examines the U.S. education system from the historic Little Rock Crisis to present day disparities in access that are culminating to a re-segregation of schools across the nation. On September 25, ARRAY will debut TEACH US ALL on Netflix accompanied by a national tour to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine’s momentous school integration.

Thanks to Pedro Noguera, who is interviewed in the film, for the tip.

August 12, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2016 – So Far):

The Education Commission of the States has put out what may be the most accessible, and short, guide to The Every Student Succeeds Act. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding The Every Student Succeeds Act.

What Matters Now: A New Compact for Teaching and Learning is a new report put out by a lot of people I respect, including Linda Darling-Hammond. It has lots of great ideas about teaching, schools and communities – many which have been put forward by others in different venues. It would be nice if this report gained more traction than its predecessors.

Just Paying Teachers More Won’t Stop Them From Quitting is from The Atlantic.

Gates Foundation to ‘stay the course’ as it seeks to help shape state education policies is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.

Teachers union has triple the public support of Emanuel is from The Chicago Tribune.

South Carolina Law on Disrupting School Faces Legal Challenge is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Most Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On South Carolina Officer’s Violent Arrest Of Student.

Why I don’t Care that Test Scores Went Up is from Pedagogy of the Reformed (via Pedro Noguera).

Here’s How We Keep Kids in School and Stop Chronic Absenteeism is from Education Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Student Absenteeism.

May 15, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists:

The odds are you won’t know when to quit is by Tim Harford. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About “Grit.”

This Is The Research-Backed Way To Increase Grit is from Barking Up The Wrong Tree. I’m adding it to the same list.

Grit, Overemphasized – Agency, Overlooked is by Pedro Noguera. I’m also adding it to the same list.

Zero-Tolerance for Bullying Doesn’t Work, Experts Say is from NBC News. I’m adding it to A Very, Very Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Bullying — Please Suggest More.

Simply punishing students for bullying will not address the problem is from The Conversation. I’m adding it to the same list.

Crackdowns on Bullies Can Backfire, National Academies Report Finds is from Ed Week. It goes on the same list.

Students with influence over peers reduce school bullying by 30 percent is from Phys.Org

Seeing the benefits of failure shapes kids’ beliefs about intelligence is from Eureka Alert. I’m adding it to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures.

March 24, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Study Finds – Wait For It – “School Climate” Matters For Student Learning

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School conditions matter for student achievement, new research confirms is the headline of an article today in Chalkbeat NY.

Above the headline of the lengthy article they placed “Like Duh,” but I guess you can’t have too much research that avoids blaming teachers for problems that are beyond control, since so many academics and politicians do just that…

I’m adding this info to The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions.

Thanks to Pedro Noguera for the tip.

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