Building Skill Sets of Great Innovators

Matt Candler is the founder and CEO of 4.0 Schools. This nonprofit incubator, according to its website, “offers a platform for teachers, technologists and entrepreneurs to create bold solutions for the real problems in America’s schools.”

Candler this month was the guest faculty at The Public Education Foundation’s Teacher Leader Academy. He shared with the Academy’s […]

By | March 14th, 2017|

Relationships, Trust and Emotion

Dan McCray, Esq., is Director of Labor Relations Programs and Deputy Director of Cornell University’s Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution.

During his recent visit to The Public Education Foundation’s Executive Leadership Academy, McCray offered his insights on interest-based negotiations and how participants in the Academy can expand their influence to drive their agenda for change.

McCray, during […]

By | March 8th, 2017|

Cultivating Family Partnerships

Dr. Karen Mapp, Faculty Director of the Education Policy and Management Master’s Program at Harvard University, this month discussed — with participants of The Public Education Foundation’s Executive Leadership Academy — how to create and sustain systemic family-school partnerships that support student learning and school improvement.

During a break in one of the sessions at the […]

By | February 10th, 2017|

Different Solutions for Different Students

Derrell Bradford is the Executive Director of NYCAN, a nonprofit organization which advocates for the success of every New York student, from pre-K through college and career and seeks to improve policy to help all students thrive.

During his inaugural visit to The Public Education Foundation’s Teacher Leader Academy in January, Bradford offered the historical context […]

By | January 18th, 2017|

Budgeting and Student Outcomes

Marguerite Roza, Ph.D., is Director of the Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University and Senior Research Affiliate at the Center on Reinventing Public Education.

Earlier this month, Roza worked with participants in a session of The Public Education Foundation’s Executive Leadership Academy. Roza focused on spending trade-offs in schools and the need for clarity when analyzing budget […]

By | January 10th, 2017|

Making an Impact

One of the main goals of the Center for Teaching Quality is to “pioneer new ways for teachers to spread their ideas and expertise.”

The Center for Teaching Quality’s Jessica Cuthbertson and Kris Kohl recently shared with a recent session of The Public Education Foundation’s Teacher Leader Academy a number of tools to help teachers […]

By | December 19th, 2016|

Jason Kamras on Leadership

Jason Kamras, Chief of Instructional Practice for the District of Columbia Public Schools, is one of the nation’s most innovative education leaders.

Earlier this month, Kamras worked with leaders in the current cohort of The Public Education Foundation’s Executive Leadership Academy.

During a break in one of the classes, Kamras took a moment to discuss the […]

By | December 9th, 2016|

Sands Education Council to Empower Leaders

On Nov. 30, the Sands Education Council – a partnership comprised of Las Vegas Sands, The Public Education Foundation, Teach For America–Las Vegas Valley and Nevada Succeeds – announced its plan to provide 21st century site-based leadership training in the Clark County School District.

Las Vegas Sands is funding the initial phase of this training to The […]

By | December 2nd, 2016|

‘One School, One Year’

Three recent graduates of The Public Education Foundation’s Teacher Leader Academy presented their findings to help address the issue of student transiency within Clark County School District to members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors on November 17.

The Teacher Leader Academy is a pioneering educational program in Nevada whose mission is to identify the highest-performing […]

By | November 22nd, 2016|

Rick Hess on Autonomy in Schools

Dr. Rick Hess, senior fellow with The Leadership Institute of Nevada, spent time engaging with the Executive Leadership Academy and the Teacher Leader Academy in November.

While working with both executive and teacher leaders on the key components of cage-busting as presented in his books Cage-Busting Leadership and […]

By | November 16th, 2016|