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Sensible Change - Not Helter-Skelter

NoChildLeft.Com is a publication of FNO Press in Bellingham, Washington. The company specializes in producing books, Web sites and other publications that speak to the challenge of making healthy, sustained improvement in the way students learn and teachers orchestrate that learning.

While FNO Press originally focused upon the introduction of new technologies and information literacies to classrooms, that focus has broadened to consider the full sweep of change initiatives currently facing schools.

The Editor

A graduate of Yale with an M.A. from Columbia Teachers College and an Ed.D. from Rutgers, Jamie has been speaking and writing about educational change for several decades. He is often quoted in newspapers such as the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.

A frequent columnist for The Connected Classroom Newsletter and Multimedia Schools, his articles have also appeared in publications such as Kappan and ASBJ's Electronic Schools. Full Resume.

Recent Books

Beyond Technology: Questioning, Research and the Information Literate School (2000)

How Teachers Learn Technology Best (1999)

Planning Good Change with Technology and Literacy (2001)

Just in Time Technology (2002)

Learning to Question to Wonder to Learn (2005)

Building School Capacity
Jamie McKenzie, Ed.D. is the publisher of No Child Left and this Web site. A former teacher, principal and superintendent, he has been writing and speaking about healthy change and schools for several decades.

Jamie's first book, Making Change, was published in 1984, and since that time he has been a proponent of school-based change and an outspoken opponent of top-down reform efforts that treat schools like factories and children like products.

Beginning in the 1980s when test-driven school reform efforts were first imposed on schools in New Jersey, he has challenged the ethics and the wisdom of teaching to such tests, especially when the tests are narrow in focus and preoccupied with basic skills.

When state curriculum standards and their accompanying tests focus upon higher level thinking, problem-solving and decision-making without preoccupation with excessive content, Jamie has welcomed the accountability of such measures, but only when the states provide sufficient funding for the program and professional development required to produce a change in the daily practice of teachers.

High stakes testing by itself does not improve the lives of children and an undue emphasis on punishment, negative labels and threats can do great damage to schools and children. At the same time, experimentation with competitive, corporate management strategies is reckless and irresponsible.

We have seen the marvels of corporate excess during the past decade and need not impose them on schools.

In addition to this Web site, FNO Press publishes these other sites:
From Now On
The Educational Technology Journal

This page is © by FNO Press, all rights reserved. Contents may not be duplicated, republished or distributed in any manner without explicit permission. Contact the editor at This site is produced by Jamie McKenzie