"It turns out that the secret to a high-performing team lies less in the individuals that make it up and more in the wider team dynamics: “Who is on a team matters less than how the team members interact, structure their work, and view their contributions.” High-performing teams, they found, almost always displayed five characteristics:"
From Getting Smart - Facing a deficit in technology integration and innovative practices, Tolles Career & Technical Center (Plain City, Ohio) embarked on an initiative in 2014 called [RE]Think Tolles. While this initiative focused on several areas, technology and innovation took center stage and led to redesigned classroom spaces, an iPad 1:1 program, an incubator called The Launch Lab, and an internal grant program encouraging “entrepreneurial” thinking.
From Larry Ferlazzo - There has been a lot written about The Every Student Succeeds Act (The Best Resources On The No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Process), though not as much on how it will affect English Language Learners.
From Peter Greene - "The state has specialized in not-even-trying-to-be-sneaky handoff of power to men who have far more interest in corporate education privateering than in serving the families, taxpayers and voters of Massachusetts."