It’s a long weekend, with many readers no doubt away from their computer screens — but I can’t resist sharing the latest installment of the Janet Ilko teacher story saga. As she explains on the NWP Connect website, the moment she returned from the Digital Learning Day in DC, Janet’s school administration valuing a positive story asked her to present to local business people. This enabled them to understand what creative teaching — instead of formula teaching — is about. And they promptly asked what funds she’d need. It just doesn’t get any better than this!
And as for the reach of the Digital Learning Day itself, the communication guy at the Alliance for Educational Excellence informed me that the media coverage of the day included TV news in 30 different markets, plus 175 news articles in print and online publications. We need this happening every day, about excellent education in every city.