After four relatively flawless, under-the-radar years at the Delaware Department of Education, I made a "mistake": I invited parents to a public meeting. Education leaders were scheduled to hold a committee meeting to discuss the future of the state’s teacher evaluation system and I sent an email invitation to dozens of parents. These were a … Continue reading Do education leaders really want parent involvement?
Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week and Americans everywhere were generous enough to take to social media to #thankateacher. The nostalgia was palpable and the stories of the transformative impact of the teaching workforce were free-flowing. If you failed to give teachers their due last week, you were out of vogue. You might as well be that … Continue reading Beyond Thanking Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week