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Act II: Hello, teachers?  This is Arne Duncan.

Act II: Hello, teachers? This is Arne Duncan.

By on May 26, 2010

In my last post, I wrote the following: There is definitely a common theme among them all: disappointment. But there’s another common theme as well: hope. We hope this is the start of something. We hope that the door remains

Arne Duncan call: The Final Curtain or Just Act 1 ?

Arne Duncan call: The Final Curtain or Just Act 1 ?

By on May 25, 2010

Stay positive, I keep reminding myself. For if I don’t, my anger can make me unproductive to my cause. Stay positive, I keep reminding myself. For if I don’t, I stray from my general belief that politicians enter into their

More Details on My Topic for Monday’s Arne Duncan Call: Teachers at the Policy Table

More Details on My Topic for Monday’s Arne Duncan Call: Teachers at the Policy Table

By on May 23, 2010

So, just to continue yesterday’s post on preparing for Monday’s conference call with Arne Duncan, I wanted to cover a little of what we planned to discuss with the Secretary. Our topics, as I said before, were selected from a

Conference Call with Arne Duncan and the DOE: Teachers at the Policy Table

Conference Call with Arne Duncan and the DOE: Teachers at the Policy Table

By on May 22, 2010

I’m exhausted. It’s why I’ve been a little quiet as of late on my tweenteacher scene. But I assure you, it isn’t because I’ve been up late watching TV. (Although is anyone else watching Lost? I mean, could it be

New Blogger on my Reader: Sarah Puglisi

New Blogger on my Reader: Sarah Puglisi

By on April 16, 2010

I’ve discovered a new blogger whose lastest post, 100 Questions for Arne Duncan, is exactly what we should all be doing.  Rather than always be on the defensive as a profession, we should be requiring our employees, that is, our

Anthony Cody, The Power of Facebook, and Letters to Obama

Anthony Cody, The Power of Facebook, and Letters to Obama

By on April 10, 2010

Well, I am in absolute awe of fellow Teacher Leader Network member and blogger, Anthony Cody. What began as a personal open letter to Obama on Facebook, has blossomed into a full-on social networking movement. Based on sheer eloquence, persistence,

Mr. Duncan: Save the National Writing Project

Mr. Duncan: Save the National Writing Project

By on March 14, 2010

Dear Arne Duncan, The rumor on the winds that whispers through the halls is that funding for the National Writing Project will soon be threatened. I understand that the Obama administration is moving to consolidate expenses by merging a number

Arne Duncan and His Distance Learning Missive

Arne Duncan and His Distance Learning Missive

By on August 12, 2009

I read this article on August 8th with no real plans to write a post about it, but sometimes the content just sticks with a gal, you know? In The LA Times, “Swine Flue Won’t Mean School’s Out,” Education Secretary