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Reader's Digest:

The Prize - Who Controls America's Schools?

Former WaPo journalist Dale Russakoff follows Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million venture into school reform, led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker. 


  • Residents of Newark learn of this giant investment in their schools not from a town hall or public forum but from Oprah.
  • Both teachers' unions AND reformers get to share in both the successes and failures of the effort
  • Everyone gets schooled (see what I did there?) in just how hyper-local school issues can be and why sweeping, national reform movements are doomed to fail
  • Terry Gross interviewed Ms. Russakoff, which you can listen to here. No spoilers, just good follow-up questions, especially after you read it.
Here's the Amazon link to the book; if you're at all involved with schools or interested in school improvement efforts, it's worth a read!


Many of you know that I'm a bit of a productivity wonk. I've done trainings on increasing the productivity of others (and yes, I point out the irony of spending time learning how to save time, which always reminds me of 'Movie Monday' on The Office.) I wouldn't use the word 'obsessive' to describe my learnings on productivity tips and tricks, but you might...
That being said, I found this article light-hearted and on-point:

Screw Productivity Tips That Only Make Your Life More Stressful

Just for fun:

Because the possibilities of "Do It" are endless.
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