I grew up in a small town in Minnesota in the 1970’s, the oldest of three girls. My father was an athlete in college, so I played ball from the time I could walk. Although Title IX passed in 1972 when I was four years old, it didn’t matter much to me at first […]
It’s never too early to help your kids explore their career interests. And it’s easy.
My 6th grade daughter and I curled up in my bed last night, each with a laptop, and explored what it takes to be an actor on Broadway. She pulled up her favorite clips from this year’s Tony Awards, and […]
The past 10 days I’ve read so much cool stuff on education, I decided to just share it all in a quick round up!
A report released from The Career Academy Support Network highlights the promising results of California Partnership Academies, which use the Linked Learning approach in which high schools combine academics, […]
I highly recommend the article, The Missing Link in School Reform, from the Stanford Social Innovation Review to educators and parents and also to leaders in any organization.
This simple graphic highlights the contrast between the predominant rhetoric about how to reform public schools and the reality the authors found as a […]
A tweet from the Unversity of Chicago Urban Education Institute last week pointed me to this Washington Post article, Study: Single-Sex Education May Do More Harm Than Good.
I have always been opposed to single-sex schools myself, even though I have friends who had wonderful experiences in single-sex schools growing up or in […]
This past June I had the pleasure once again of being part of the team at the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) that led the Linked Learning Summer Institute for a group of districts in California in the middle of implementing college and career pathways in their high schools.
Fast Company magazine published online an article on education reform How to Spend $100 Million to Really Save Education. An article I appreciate because it challenges the popular narrative around public education now such as “charter schools and strong MBA style leaders” are THE answer.
That same week I spent two full […]
A great read about Linked Learning in the latest Education Week.
With a program called Linked Learning, California educators show that academics and career and technical education don’t have to be mutually exclusive By Catherine Gewertz Porterville, Calif.
To the national debate about whether students should pursue career […]
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Families Matter focuses on two complementary studies that document how families with young children are integrating digital media into the rhythm of daily life. Results from a survey of more than 800 parents of children ages […]
This school year, the students in Robert A. Miller’s 5th grade class at Port Orange Elementary School in Florida have been chatting with historical figures. They’ve given Thomas Jefferson advice on how to write the Declaration of Independence and touched base with Benjamin Franklin. In early spring, they had conversations […]
Guaranteed to warm your heart, and maybe make you tear up. From the Sierra Madre, CA Patch.
As if I didn’t have enough to cry about at our daughter’s 5th grade graduation this morning, this retiring principal at another school in our district was my husband’s teacher. We have tons of friends at the school […]
Thanks to this review from Common Sense Media I recently downloaded the iPhone version of the Nancy Drew: Shadow Ranch app from Her Interactive for our 10 year old daughter (There’s an iPad version). She LOVED it! For several days she wanted to use my phone while we were out […]
This post is Part 2 of my debrief of the two days I spent at the Learning from Hollywood conference put on by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and held at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. I attended representing ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career. […]
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Do I need to #WearAMask & avoid close contact with others after getting both #COVIDvaccine doses? YES. The vaccine prevents you from getting sick with the virus, but health experts don't yet know whether getting vaccinated prevents you from spreading the virus to others.
Done RT @PPact: We’re calling on President-elect Biden’s administration to issue an Executive Order on Day One that ensures suspension of this medically unnecessary, indefensible restriction on medication abortion. Read more — and sign our letter to Biden: https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/blog/lets-get-to-work-five-priorities-for-the-start-of-the-biden-administration-2
Meet the new CDC Director Rochelle Walensky and hear plans for a different future. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-bubble-with-andy-slavitt/id1504128553?i=1000505177527
We absolutely need uniform federal rules with teeth for airports and flights. I'm not flying again, nor is my family, until we have them.
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Can we please stop pussyfooting around? This is terrorism. And it's happening because the Republican party is either too weak or unwilling to condemn it. https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1348710981963296769
Where Campuses Reopened, Covid-19 Cases Spiked. Where Colleges Went Remote, They Declined. https://www.chronicle.com/article/where-campuses-reopened-covid-19-cases-spiked-where-colleges-went-remote-they-declined @chronicle
Really looking forward to this!