1. Howard Fuller: “Mr. Say ain’t nothin’. Mr. Do is the man.”


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    “Mr. Say ain’t nothin’. Mr. Do is the man.” -Junebug Jabbo Jones Dr. Howard Fuller challenges us all to confront how the color of the education reform movement affects…

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    • How Disruptive Can We Be: CCSS and the Future of Digital Learning


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      Jacob Schmookler, in Invention and Economic Growth, wrote that “the amount of invention is governed by the extent of the market.” Having common standards in over forty states certainly…

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      • Teaching Literacy in the New World of CCSS


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        Raising academic expectations to meet the higher standards of Common Core and college readiness not only requires changes to curriculum, but also a shift in instructional practice. Nowhere is this…

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        • Transforming Trauma: Promoting Resilience


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          As we raise the bar for students in our schools, their need for social and emotional well-being and effective stress management skills increases markedly. Nurturing these skills is both important…

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          • Crossing Over Jordan: Building Relationships between Communities and Ed Reformers


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            In the debate over the CCSS, as in other efforts to even the odds for underserved students, education reformers have not won the hearts and minds of the families and communities they seek to serve.…

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            • From Talk to Action: Increasing the Diversity of Education Leadership


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              Jim Shelton leads a discussion on the importance of increasing diversity in the leadership ranks of education reform. Acknowledging both opportunities and challenges, as well the progress, and lack…

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              • From STEM to STEAM: Creativity as a Lever for Social Justice


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                Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are essential tools for students in the twenty-first century. This session explores the relationship between STEM, creativity and social justice. We…

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                • Re-Imagining Urban School Districts


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                  For 20 years, charter schools have played an increasingly important role in changing the conversation about what’s possible in public education. Charters have created scalable proof points…

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                  • NewSchools Summit Post-It video


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                    Get inspired for Summit 2011! Help us think about how to make it an amazing day.

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                    • Scaling Impact: Answering the Administration's Call Part 8


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                      Part 8: In this video, NewSchools Partner Jonathan Schorr thanks the panel and introduces District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee. Rhee shares her hopes for how the NewSchools…

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