Thursday, February 14, 2013
EXCITING CHANGES IN MY BLOGGING WORLD
It's apparent that the pace of my blogging here has slowed down considerably in 2013. But there's a reason for this, a reason that has me pretty excited.
Starting tomorrow (February 15), I will be blogging at Education Week thrice weekly under the title, Independent Schools, Common Perspectives. I'll be writing in search of finding some common ground between the world of independent schools and the public sector. I suspect that many of you have read my August 2012 Commentary essay in Ed Week, which they titled "Independent Schools Should Share What They Know." I seem to be doing some of that sharing.
I shall be looking for examples of work being done in independent schools that ought to be shared, work with real potential as a crossover hit in public, charter, or other kinds of schools. I am hoping to hear from readers here who have suggestions. I'll also be looking for examples of successful and substantive partnerships between independent and public schools--I know that these exist, and I am looking forward to hearing about the new National Network of Schools in Partnership at the upcoming National Association of Independent Schools annual conference (better known as #NAISAC13).
I've been a big proponent of the idea that independent schools need to become more involved in the national and even global conversation about education, and now I have a chance to participate myself. I look forward to having readers of Not Your Father's School stop by the new place for a look, but above all I promise to keep this blog moving, as well. But I might be part of the "slow blogging movement" (is there such a thing?) for a while.