Tag Archives: Education

What Does a Great Teacher Look Like?

Research shows the most important factor determining the quality of education  a child receives is the quality of his or her teacher.

But what does a great teacher look like?

If you throw all the qualities of great teachers into an algorithm and ask it to define the most important characteristics, this is what it might look like:

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Schools as a Brand

Just this week I noticed an interesting Next!: urban charter school start-ups leveraging a well-known brand, in these cases, famous athletes.

This leaves me wondering: Will schools be marketed to kids like cereal?  In their efforts to attract students will charter schools, already serving a disproportionate number of low-income students, fall into a de facto means of school segregation?