What do 6 superintendents, 22 principals, 7 educational leadership professors, and 10 other central office / leadership folks have in common? They're all blogging for LeaderTalk, the first group blog written by school leaders for school leaders.

LeaderTalk is intended to be a blog that is 'the place to go' for insightful, thoughtful,

reflective commentary about what it means to be a P-12 administrator

today. LeaderTalk is a blog that will express the voice of the administrator.

Over the coming months you will see a lot of insightful commentary and lively discussions about P-12 school leadership. We invite you to join our conversations and hope that you will publicize this new blog widely among your local administrative communities. We are continually looking for new voices to add to the discussion, so if you know any school leaders who might be good contributors, please nominate them for consideration.

LeaderTalk is a CASTLE project.

Car culture and suburbs grow right-wing populism, claims study

New research links urban planning and political polarization.

Politics & Current Affairs
  • Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
  • Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
  • People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
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How to split the USA into two countries: Red and Blue

Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.

Image: Dicken Schrader
Strange Maps
  • America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
  • Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
  • Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
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NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller on ​the multiple dimensions of space and human sexuality

Science and the squishiness of the human mind. The joys of wearing whatever the hell you want, and so much more.

Flickr / 13winds
Think Again Podcasts
  • Why can't we have a human-sized cat tree?
  • What would happen if you got a spoonful of a neutron star?
  • Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
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