Michael F. Shaughnessy

“Interview by Rep. Wayne Christian with SBOE Member Charlie Garza”

School Days, EducationNews.org Thank you, Rep. Wayne Christian, for supporting our conservative Texas State Board of Education leaders. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19o8o3NneCk Charlie Garza, SBOE member from District 1, is...

An Interview with Nelson Lauver: Most Unlikely to Succeed? I Guess I Showed...

School Days, EducationNews.org Michael F. Shaughnessy Eastern New Mexico University Portales, New Mexico 1)  Nelson, first of all can you tell us a bit about what you currently...

An Interview with Andrew Kelly: What SHOULD American businesses do to ensure STEM?

School Days, EducationNews.org Michael F. Shaughnessy Eastern New Mexico University Portales, New Mexico     1) Andrew, you , Rick Hess, and Olivia Meeks recently released a report about business...

An Interview with Neal Mc Cluskey: Is Someone in the White House a Hypocrite...

School Days, EducationNews.org Michael F. Shaughnessy Eastern New Mexico University Portales, New Mexico 1)      Neal, we seem to be getting pretty confusing mixed messages from the White House....

An Interview with Alex Hiam: If We Cut the Arts, Are We Cutting Our...

School Days, EducationNews.org Michael F. Shaughnessy Eastern New Mexico University Portales, New Mexico 1)      Alex, as you know, these politicians are looking at cutting art, music, P.E., theatre-...

An Interview with Tom Watkins: Show me the Money, Loan me the Money or?

School Days, EducationNews.org Tom Watkins, Michigan’s former State Superintendent of Schools and former President and CEO of the Palm Beach County Florida Economic...

An Interview with Paul Berger and Jill Schwimmer, Ph.D.: Struggling Readers

School Days,Michael F. Shaughnessy 1) What exactly is Score 4 Reading? Score 4 Reading is an intervention program that helps struggling readers become successful readers....

An Interview with Frederick M. Hess and Bruno V. Manno: On Customized Schooling

School Days, Michael F. Shaughnessy 1. What led to this book on customized education? For years, the little attention devoted to entrepreneurship and the “new...

An Interview with Heidrun Stoeger: Conference on Talent Development

School Days, Michael F. Shaughnessy, EducationNews.org 1)    First of all, what exactly is IRATDE? IRATDE stands for the “International Research Association for Talent Development and...

Customized Schooling: Interview With Frederick M. Hess and Bruno V. Manno

Standardized tests and other conventional performance metrics used today don’t tell us enough about where they are and what they need, and teachers lack the freedom to seek out outside services which could better serve their students’ individual learning styles

An Interview with Steve Peha: On the Merits of Merit Pay

1) Steve, there is a lot of press going on right now about the failure of “merit pay”. Why does there always seem to be an interest in merit pay?

An Interview with Dorothy Lecours: Star WORDS; Not Star Wars

Some kids arrive at first grade terrified. Some kids arrive at first grade and they are literally terrors. How does your language differ toward each group?

An Interview with LynNell Hancock:

The education reform field is polarized, so the reaction is equally polarized.

Shaun Best Interview: Cognitive Challenges, and Who are these Conquistadors?

If we neglect others, especially those with cognitive challenges/head trauma, then aren’t we denying some ones’ importance?

An Interview with Judy Young: A Book for Black Eyed Susan

Michael F. Shaughnessy, EducationNews.org 1)      Judy, you have just written a tremendous book about the Oregon Trail. What led up to this book? I frequently travel...

An Interview with Beverly Flaxington: Is Legislation the Answer?

Michael F. Shaughnessy, EducationNews.org Beverly Flaxington is a well known speaker and presenter. Her latest book “Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior”...

An Interview with Dr. Mindy Sloan: Stress and Illness in the Classroom

Michael Shaughnessy, EducationNews.org 1) Mindy, much has been said about the various stressors that teachers are currently facing- what can you tell us...

An Interview with Earl Martin Phalen: CEO of the School Readiness Initiative Reach Out...

Michael Shaughnessy, EducationNews.org 1)      Earl, what is this Read Romp + Rock that I keep hearing so much about?  Who is involved and who came...

An Interview with Neil MacGregor: Righting the Writing Problem

Michael Shaughnessy, EducationNews.org 1) How many students are actually diagnosed with a learning disability in writing? I conservatively estimate 10 million students in the United States. Properly ...

An Interview with Christine Fonseca: Gifted Kids Out There!

Michael Shaughnessy, EducationNews.org 1.            Christine, how long have you worked with gifted kids and in what capacity? I’ve been working with gifted kids for about ten...