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Nobles Grad Kozol Inspires in Latest Book

Jonathan Kozol ’54 has been one of the most prolific, inspiring and gifted writers on the subject of education in this country over the last half-century.  He is also one of the most extraordinary graduates of Noble and Greenough School. … Continue reading

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The Growth of Online Education

The president of the University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan, was summarily dismissed and shortly thereafter summarily reinstated late last spring, by that university’s board. The driving issue behind that seesaw governance crisis was online education and whether the administration was … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11

Sept. 11, 2012 Assembly Remarks (Delivered Monday, September 10): The youngest of us in this audience have no memory of September 11, 2001, although I think images in the media are familiar to us all.  Those of us who are … Continue reading

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The Short Term Vs. the Long Run Solution

A friend of mine who was at one time a school head at a small boarding school sometimes tells the story below about his early days of school leadership.  It is a reminder and inspiration to me about the deeper … Continue reading

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Why Great Schools Are Often ‘Subversive’ and ‘Countercultural’

In 1969 Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner published the book Teaching as a Subversive Activity.  I was first required to read this book as a member of Class III at Nobles in Dick Baker’s English class in the fall of … Continue reading

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