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Bridging Differences with Debbie Meier and Diane Ravitch Common Core--Promoting a Full Core Curriculum GothamSchools Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice Ed in the Apple NYC Public School Parents The Rest is Noise Mike Rose's Blog Educational Justice Rick Hess Straight Up EdVox … [Read more...]

My List of Must Read Books on Education and Arts

The Life and Death of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education, by Diane RavitchAs Good as it Gets: What School Reform Brought to Austin, by Larry CubanWhy Our Schools Need the Arts, by Jessica Hoffman DavisThe Flat World of Education: How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future, by Linda Darling HammondReimagining Schools: The Selected Works of Elliott W. EisnerDemocracy and Education, Complete and Unabridged, by John DeweyHow Musical is Man?, by John BlackingThe Thinking Ear, R. … [Read more...]

Shostakovich Complete String Quartets--The Borodin QuartetHow To Succeed in Business Without Really TryingThe Beatles Stereo Box SetRon SexsmithGnarls BarkleyDaniel Variations by Steve ReichParamore, Brand New EyesAllison MoorerCarlene CarterMark KnopflerJ.J. JohnsonBruce Springsteen, Devils and DustDave Douglas, Brass EcstasyRobert EricksonItsnotyouitsmeTom MorelloTom WaitsGeorge Jones … [Read more...]


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