Lead the Change interview with John Hattie

John Hattie is Professor and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia and chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. He is the author of Visible Learning, Visible Learning for Teachers, Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn, and Visible Learning into Action. He is also co-editor of the International Guide to Student Achievement. John Hattie’s influential 2008 book Visible Learning: A synthesis of over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement is believed to be the world’s largest evidence-based study…

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Obama announces his intent to nominate John B. King Jr. to officially take the role of education secretary

Senior Advisor Delegated the Duties of Deputy Secretary of Education John King, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, attend an awards ceremony at Patterson Elementary School, to honor students for increasing their school attendance rate and to announce a national initiative to address and eliminate chronic absenteeism. (Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post) President Obama has nominated John B. King Jr. to officially lead the Department of Education, where he has served as acting secretary since the start of the year. Officials at the White House had said before the announcement…

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