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The view from abroad – Global perspectives on education

The Future of Learning: 2021 – an annual event for passionate people committed to improving education, applies a wide lens to the sector, and digs deep on important subjects.

Mold in the cafeteria: Schools’ crumbling infrastructure needs Congress to invest in kids

Cami Anderson, Sharon Contreras and Janice Jackson discuss how much our country needs infrastructure repair, specifically, the infrastructure necessary to support the education of nearly 50 million children each year.

Rethinking Intervention with Cami Anderson

Cami spoke to Emily Freitag about the importance of the “fourth leg of the stool”—building trusting relationships and supporting safe learning spaces for students.

‘Police-Free Schools’ Vs. ‘Chaos’ Is a False Choice. Here’s What Districts Must Do to Implement Real Discipline Reform

This summer brought a long overdue national spotlight to the role racism plays in all aspects of American society, and education has not been spared — nor should it be. Around the country, schools are scaling back and even abolishing long-established systems of policing.

Here’s Why That Letter From Women Leaders To The News Media Is Such A Big Deal

At the end of last week — in anticipation of Joe Biden’s imminent and long-awaited announcement of his running mate — a group of powerful women issued a clarion call for anti-sexist and anti-racist reporting. The memo, entitled, “We Have Her Back,” addressed to “News Division Heads, Editors in Chief, Bureau Chiefs, Political Directors, Editors,…

Analysis: COVID-19 Presents a Chance for Bold Reform of Schools That Have Long Failed High-Needs Students. Louisiana Can Lead the Way

By Cami Anderson and Raymond Jetson As our country and communities begin to pivot from the initial phase of fighting the horrifying impact of COVID-19 toward the future, we hope education and other leaders will remain focused on realities brought into stark relief over the past six weeks. COVID-19 has forcefully called our attention to…

Why Do Women Make Such Good Leaders During COVID-19?

By the end of February, leaders across the globe were looking at the same facts: An invisible and dangerous enemy was fast approaching. COVID-19 was highly contagious, unpredictable, and deadly, even with an aggressive public policy response in China. So, what to do? How to prepare and respond? Leaders of cities, states and countries faced an unprecedented test. The…

Q&A with ThirdWay CEO Cami Anderson

Former Newark Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson is now CEO of ThirdWay, an organization focused on solving problems of equity, specifically in regards to the treatment of marginalized students in school systems.

Meet the 31-Year-Old Founder of Teach For Armenia

My column, In The Room, has given me and my readers a front-row seat to important and poignant lessons on leadership. I’ve had the privilege of interviewing the first and only female president of Harvard University, the first and only African American woman to run the American Civil War Museum, the chief information officer of the CIA, the head of…

If You Really Want To Know The Accomplishments Of A Badass Woman, Ask Her Sister

Confession time: I ran a few minutes late for this interview with Kris Lovejoy, the global head of cybersecurity for Ernst and Young (one of the world’s largest professional services firms) and Juliane Gallina, the chief information officer for the CIA.  But it turns out when you interview two sisters like these, there’s no need to worry. As…

Cory Booker helped turn round Newark’s schools

Years later, controversial changes implemented by then Superintendent, Cami Anderson, reveal positive results for Newark Schools.

The Fierce Vulnerability of Angela Duckworth, Best-Selling Author of ‘Grit’

By all accounts, Angela Duckworth’s career has been an unmitigated success. She graduated with a neurobiology degree from Harvard and a doctorate in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her first book, “Grit,” became a national best-seller. Her TED Talk on this topic has been viewed by over a million people. She received a so-called “genius grant”…

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