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“There’s plenty of room for improvement, even in the schools that look terrific on paper. But perhaps it’s time to take a deep breath….” From Nancy Flanagan via Valerie Strauss in the Washington Post.

There are plenty of good things happening in American schools, things that do not involve superheroes, multimillion-dollar federal grants or life/death lotteries. Good things do not make gripping copy or support melodramatic storylines. They’re small-scale: Strengthening science knowledge and pedagogy in early-grades teachers. Students growing their own lunches in Iowa. Setting up on-line book clubs for sixth graders. Individual teachers reflecting on how to inspire their students. Transforming school cultures in Detroit, ground zero for economic despair. Go to the original…

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