The impact of coaches: evaluate that!

I have been running with my high school’s cross-country team, which meets at 6AM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. About 40-50 kids show up, some of the kids having already graduated but coming back to hang out with their coaches and their friends. Today, I think there were seven kids who are now in college.... Continue Reading →

Be audacious

"You have to have the audacity to think that you're the one person who's gonna make a difference." --Henry Cram in the film Standardized. (Click for trailer) Over the weekend, I saw the new documentary "Standardized." It's a film about the perils of high stakes testing and the negative effects this creates for hard-working schools and hard-working kids. No... Continue Reading →

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