Category Archives: Learning

The Heart and Soul of a School

October 28, 2103 From the final report of visiting committee to Germantown Friends School with regard to its re-accreditation by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools: The classroom is the heart and soul of Germantown Friends School, a place where … Continue reading

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Liberal Arts Versus Technical/Career Education

June 29, 2013 A recent New York Times column by Verlyn Klinkenborg lamenting the decline of English majors has reignited a long smouldering disagreement about what students should study in college. The disagreement has various faces but is usually posed … Continue reading

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The Elusive Idea of Quality: A Tale of Two Titles

March 17, 2013 There is an important story given prominence in the today’s New York Times: talented, low-income high school students are not applying (and therefore not attending) highly selective colleges and universities, even though it wouldn’t cost them any … Continue reading

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Evaluating Teachers: The Current View from K-12

February 24, 2013 Ezra Klein, the Washington Post’s chief policy wonk, has a fascinating, upbeat interview with Thomas Kane about the evaluation of teachers. Kane is professor of education and economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and faculty … Continue reading

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Global Education

February 5, 2013 Now out in Liberal Education, the main journal of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, an article I co-wrote with Grant Cornwell, Haifa Jamal Al-Lail and Celeste Schenk: “An Education for the Twenty-First Century: Stewardship of … Continue reading

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