Partnering to Lead Change in Education

Marty Orland, an EDGE Strategic Partner!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2017 in The EDGEucator |

Dr. Martin Orland (PhD) is an independent consultant whose varied educational leadership roles have consistently focused on filling the nexus between evidence-based knowledge and improved policy and practice.  He most recently spent nine years as Senior Program Director for Evaluation and Policy Research at WestEd as well as founding director of its Washington DC office.  During his WestEd tenure Orland led a nationwide staff conducting...

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Great Piece from the Classroom by Eva Boster Kohlmoos

Posted by on Jan 22, 2017 in The EDGEucator |

Teachers as healthy models of behavior by Eva Kohlmoos on January 17, 2016 in Blog, Nashville • 0 Comments I have a vision: A classroom of 25 nine-year-olds is abuzz with students discussing the story they are reading. One student asks, “Why did Charlotte decide to use all her energy to help Wilbur?” Two students excitedly start to answer at the same time. They pause and one student says, “You can go first.” The other student...

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Janice Jackson joins EDGE as a Strategic Partner

Posted by on Dec 31, 2016 in The EDGEucator |

Janice Jackson is an independent education consultant with a focus on leadership and organizational improvement in public schools and districts, equity strategies, teaching and learning, teachers’ and principals’ professional identity, and reflective judgment of principals and teachers. Prior to her current role she was a Senior Associate with the National Equity Project. She was the Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity...

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Jane Best, A Strategic Partner at EDGE Consulting Partners

Posted by on Jul 19, 2015 in The EDGEucator |

      Jane Best is a strategic partner at EDGE Consulting Partners. Previously she was the Chief Strategy Officer at McREL International, a private 501 (c) (3) education research and development corporation, where she led the government relations, institutional development, grant writing and strategic planning. She has also served as a senior policy associate for the Regional Education Laboratory (REL) Midwest, a federal contract to support...

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Observing observations

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015 in The EDGEucator |

Guest blogger  @LukeKohlmoos has important things to say about observations in teach eval systems in this Flypaper posting: Getting observations right Luke Kohlmoos February 19, 2015 Recent research has shown that it may be more difficult for teachers of students with certain background characteristics (i.e., low achieving, poor, minority) to score highly on teacher observations. However, Whitehurst, Chingos, and...

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“Compared to what?” An important policy question in education

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in The EDGEucator |

@LukeKohlmoos guest EDGEucator blogger and former director of teacher eval for state of Tennessee tells it like it is: “Compared to what?” may be one of the most under-asked but most important questions in policy making and implementation. When you see surveys that indicate half of teachers think their evaluation process is helping to improve instruction in their schools there are a few different ways to react to that generally...

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