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Unpacking the Word All

ALL: is it just the latest slogan or term that we throw around loosely in education? It sounds good: ALL students college and career ready, what is our school doing to prepare ALL students, ALL students prepared for a bright and successful future. But do we really mean ALL? Why should we unpack the word…

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Jay Breslow

Student Voice in School Reform

In 2013, the school board in Philadelphia announced a plan to close 37 schools. The Philadelphia Student Union, an organized group of students that runs campaigns at the local, state, and national levels, showed up to the school board meeting dressed as zombies. They performed a choreographed routine to Michael Jackson’s Thriller and collapsed at…

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Keeping Up With David Conley at EdImagine

It’s been a year since our founder David Conley transitioned from his role as CEO of EPIC, but he’s still a visionary leader for much of our work. His newest endeavor is EdImagine, an educational strategy consulting company. Its website is a great source for keeping up to date with Dr. Conley’s work. Check out…

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The Community College Challenge

The Takeaway Series With John Hockenberry, October 19-21-23, 2015 The Takeaway is a co-production of WNYC Radio and Public Radio International, in collaboration with The New York Times and WGBH Boston. What a pleasant surprise to find The Takeaway starting a series focusing on community colleges last week! For years I’ve been a rabid fan…

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Connecting Credentials National Summit

As Aristotle said, we are “by nature a social animal.” We thrive on connections and partnerships. If this is true, and I do believe it is, then shouldn’t we be doing more to promote those partnerships across the chasms between K–12 and higher education? I am encouraged by the joint statement this month from the…

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