Do education leaders really want parent involvement?

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?

Beyond Thanking Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week

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