I’m a writer, an educator, and a believer that we can do better for kids than we do today. I’ve been a public school teacher and a journalist, mostly about education. I serve on the communications team at the U.S. Department of Education, where I’m responsible for speechwriting and digital communications. Content here, however, reflects my own views only. I live in DC, miss California, am married to the incomparable Rachel Young, and will soon be a father. Find me on Twitter @jonathanschorr. I’ll be blogging here about ideas that are changing education for the better, and, from time to time, about the rest of life, meaning, mostly, barbecue. Until our kid is born, anyway. More about this blog at the Welcome page.