American Center for Transforming Education

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sad girl sitting and thinking in the classroom

Parents Must Call for Reforms to K-12 Education

What happens when parents get involved in their children's education? Looking back we see a rich history of caring engagement and the accompanying benefits it brought to Washington State. But as the decades passed, parental input became less welcome in K-12 public education. Read More ›
Don NIelsen Interview

What Are the Key Areas of K-12? Don Nielsen author of Every School

In your book, Every School: One Citizen’s Guide to Transforming Education, you write about the need to transform three areas of K-12 education — teaching, leadership, and governance. Why those three areas?

Don NIelsen Interview

What Is Learning Readiness? Don Nielsen author of Every School

You often talk about student learning readiness being ignored and the need for individualized learning versus group learning, a longer school day and year, and an achievement versus time education system. Share with us about differing student learning readiness and the solutions you propose to address it.