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Connie Zuber

Connie Zuber

executive director at ARCH Inc.
  • Key takeaway: The excellence continues with new teachers. It’s based in the students themselves and appears to be getting community and school administration support, too. This article truly is a success story!

  • I have never underrated pencils. For years and years I have held the Ticonderoga No. 2 as my preferred wood pencil and the Staedtler line of mechanical pencils as my preference there, owning a range of lead sizes for varied uses. Fun and informative article. I appreciate the links to related content.

  • This story leaves me unfulfilled. Let me explain what I imagine it’s backstory to be: an admirably alert reporter spots a comment in a conference presentation (the best age for leadership one in the answer about ideal age for a US president) and knows it would be a great headline and premise for a Quartz

    This story leaves me unfulfilled. Let me explain what I imagine it’s backstory to be: an admirably alert reporter spots a comment in a conference presentation (the best age for leadership one in the answer about ideal age for a US president) and knows it would be a great headline and premise for a Quartz story. Said reporter does some reporting to fill out the story and editors like it and publish it. But I, the reader, am left with another story with a huge premise that backs off from its own premise with disclaimers (as it must, because one academic’s expertise and a couple more quotes and examples cannot make this case) and rafts of unraised or answered questions. Such as how many years does it take to become CEO of one of these corporations and is this a better explanation. This engaging and interesting idea would have better been presented as “research suggests” and “here’s a factor among many that may explain” rather than in the relative vacuum as a singular fact as you did. Doing it this way makes Quartz reporting seem shallow, and I know that’s not what you’re about.

  • On reflection, these districts’ reactions are not surprising. Schools are anchors in communities, hubs. The Summit plan failed to maintain their ability to function that way. And it completely missed the obvious truth that not all students would thrive tethered to a keyboard and screen for much of their

    On reflection, these districts’ reactions are not surprising. Schools are anchors in communities, hubs. The Summit plan failed to maintain their ability to function that way. And it completely missed the obvious truth that not all students would thrive tethered to a keyboard and screen for much of their school day. Duh. I think individualized, student-directed learning means a great deal more than what this program gives the students access to. They need a community to learn within.

  • This project is going to be fascinating. On the one hand, it’s the biggest historic preservation project in the world, with a mind-numbing array of challenging crafts to revive and art pieces to recreate. But on the other hand, historically, cathedrals took hundreds of years to build, fell down, caught

    This project is going to be fascinating. On the one hand, it’s the biggest historic preservation project in the world, with a mind-numbing array of challenging crafts to revive and art pieces to recreate. But on the other hand, historically, cathedrals took hundreds of years to build, fell down, caught on fire and were changed along the way, so where, really, should the line be drawn between recreating and creating anew? Especially when so much may be impossible to accurately recreate. I wish the French every good break as they undertake this work.

  • As someone who would struggle get out of bed to go to work in the morning if my work did not have meaning in the world, I value integrity as a guide as I work. It looks like these young people are finding other guidance that I fear will not serve them, or the rest of us, very well. I wish them the strength

    As someone who would struggle get out of bed to go to work in the morning if my work did not have meaning in the world, I value integrity as a guide as I work. It looks like these young people are finding other guidance that I fear will not serve them, or the rest of us, very well. I wish them the strength to find their way forward well.

  • Quartz, this is a heartwarming and optimistic-for-the-world story crippled fatally by shallow and flawed reporting. Your rewrite team pulled information from other, non-verified sources (sorry, but all broadcast news networks need to have their reporting verified, especially when the report comes from

    Quartz, this is a heartwarming and optimistic-for-the-world story crippled fatally by shallow and flawed reporting. Your rewrite team pulled information from other, non-verified sources (sorry, but all broadcast news networks need to have their reporting verified, especially when the report comes from a local affiliate, just as other print news sources should have their reporting verified before you reuse their info) and just used it. That’s not sound reporting practice. You didn’t tell me what he created from what. You didn’t tell me what if anything he reported to the scientific community for confirmation of his achievement. You didn’t tell me what recognized physicists say about how an achievement like this fits into the whole scheme of current physics. So I actually learned little of any value. And I would have loved to learn all that.