Partnering to Lead Change in Education

19 years and counting

Posted by on Sep 7, 2020 in The EDGEucator |

On September 11, 2001 I was at a retreat with ten educational leaders in a conference room one block from the White House. We were discussing the future of teacher preparation in urban research universities and their partnering school districts. We were thinking revolutionary thoughts about a new vision for public K12 education and their relationships with their own communities and nearby public universities. In the middle of some very...

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Rest In Power, John Lewis

Posted by on Aug 1, 2020 in The EDGEucator |

https://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/morgan-freeman-reads-rep-john-lewis-last-words-89332293780 All week I have been searching for the right words to express my grief at the passing of John Lewis. I found those words in his own words that he wrote the day before he died. Watch with reverence this reading by Morgan Freeman....

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Alicia Wilson-Ahlstrom is an EDGE Strategic Partner!

Posted by on Jul 25, 2020 in The EDGEucator |

Alicia Wilson-Ahlstrom brings twenty years of experience to working with community partnerships, philanthropic partners, and policy bodies that provide essential supports to children, youth, families and communities on strategic policy and programmatic development in both the US and abroad. Alicia has served as the principal investigator for the Use of Research Evidence Learning Cohort Design project and primary consultant to...

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The New Normal (Part VIII): Quarantine and Curfew

Posted by on Jun 1, 2020 in The EDGEucator |

April and May were horrific months for America as the COVID death total climbed over 100,000, unemployment soared to unprecedented levels, and the devastating impact on marginalized communities and populations became even greater. But at the beginning of that final week of May there seemed to be some glimmers of hope that we just might be on the other side of the curve. Was recovery on its way? Then the horrific video from Minneapolis...

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The New Normal (Part VII): Re-Entry or Re-Opening?

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in The EDGEucator |

Like with the economy, education leaders are pondering how, when and under what circumstances schools should be re-opened in the coming months. Very tough and challenging decisions are to be made soon. And it starts with the very idea of “re-opening”. It might be an inaccurate concept since it implies a simple flipping of the switch. Presto! … we are back to where we were when we closed. Well, to my way of thinking it...

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The New Normal (Pt VI): A rubric to help educators make critical decisions about when and how to reopen schools by Rich Long.

Posted by on May 4, 2020 in The EDGEucator |

By Richard M. Long, the executive director of the Learning First Alliance. It’s an understatement to say that we’re living at a time of uncertainty. Public education is a large endeavor: While we have 50.8 million students in traditional public schools, we also have 14,000 school districts, many communities, and families who all have different needs. Yet all want to know, what are we planning and when will the school buildings...

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