The panelists offered countless nuggets during
the March 24th event. There were points of agreement as
well as points of healthy debate. The ten
“nuggets” below emerged as significant common threads.
We must create, support, and sustain:
an education system which honors and
cultivates strengths, passions and creativity (of students as
well as teachers and reflected in legislation and policy.
an educational landscape free of fears and
liberty for and practices of the
customization of teaching and learning.
efforts to professionalize the teaching
profession by recruiting, developing and retaining the best and
the brightest professionals.
rich environments designed to expand
social, emotional and intellectual abilities to prepare students
for the test of life - not a life of tests.
humane programs and sufficient
funding from prenatal care to beyond the twelfth grade.
education that is viewed as a body of
work capable of shaping communities and the future.
assessments designed to assess what we
“research schools” which serve as new
vehicles for education and in which new research (especially on
the brain) is field tested.
the updating of existing out-moded and
hierarchical Program of Studies.