Moneyball (Breaking Biases)

Yale graduate Peter Brand uses statistical analysis to evaluate potential players for the Oakland Athletics. Because of his revolutionary way of thinking about baseball players, Brand sees the potential in players others have discounted. Questions What is the value of having people with diverse backgrounds working at the same problem? Where is your school in…

Good Seeds Grow in Strong Cultures

Jon Saphier and Matthew King assert that school improvement emerges from the strengthening of teachers’ skills, the systematic renovation of curriculum, the improvement of the organization, and the involvement of parents and citizens in responsible school-community partnerships, and that school culture is the foundation for each and can either strengthen or undermine these actions.