Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thinking educational reform

Wednesday's article in the Christian Science Monitor, "Is Michelle Rhee the new face of education reform?" spotlights the chancellor of the District of Columbia's Public Schools, lifting up her direct and controversial approach to bringing reform in DC schools. Both the article and the comments that follow it provide great food for thought for those of us who care about education. Is this the type of approach that will ultimately bring the positive changes we desire?

What types of qualities or approaches do you think will really make a positive difference in education today? Weigh in and add your voice to the conversation by clicking Comments below.

You're also invited to come vote in the LinkedIn poll we just posted: Education reform in America--where do we start?

Friday, January 23, 2009

A new day in education

Hello and welcome to the Excellent Educator blog, posted by Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education! KDP is an honor society with a history spanning almost 100 years. We have distinguished, talented, and passionate members in all areas of education--from students in colleges of ed around the world to classroom teachers, principals, administrators, counselors, university faculty, and researchers. We're more than 45,000 strong and growing. We invite you to participate in our discussion about excellence in education and post comments and thoughts here on our blog!

It's an important time in education, and a perfect time to let your voice be heard. With the new administration comes a new agenda, and the possibilities for great ideas, much-needed reforms, and inspired voices are wide open. Here are some links to help you get up to speed with the changes already afoot:
If you have specific topics you'd like to see covered in this blog, we'd love to hear your ideas. Send a message to to suggest topics, resources, or links. Happy Friday!