Breaking the Orthodoxy About the Achievement Gap -... →
“Fighting poverty must move to the center of our agenda.”
Education Policy Should Honor the Obvious - Living... →
Education Week: Panel Finds Few Learning Gains... →
Another compelling case for developing better assessments and consuming them more intelligently: “On the whole, the panel found the accountability programs often used assessments too narrow to accurately measure progress on program goals and used rewards or sanctions not directly tied to the people whose behavior the programs wanted to change.”
Film Depicts Hardships, Dedication of the... →
I’m so excited to see this movie! Hopefully there will be some sort of house party movement if it doesn’t come out in theaters.
Top Colleges Overlook Low-Income Students -... →
Five myths about America’s schools - The... →
Not sure how I missed this one.
Education Week: Why Attention Will Return to... →
“Our vision of the future of education reform is simple: American schools won’t achieve their goal of “all students at proficiency” unless they attend to nonschool factors.”
The primary mission of a foundation is trying to improve outcomes for kids, and...– Education Week: Gates, Pearson Partner to Craft Common-Core Curricula
Standardized Testing Mythbusters! - Living in... →
These are my questions! I continue to think it’s okay to teach to the test (and that we should be preparing students to do well on assessments) so long as those tests give us an accurate snapshot of how students are learning. Test scores alone aren’t going to cut it, either, in giving us this snapshot. I’m so excited to read this book!
Obama at the ‘Miracle In Memphis’ | Gary... →
A great reminder that we should always check the data and use accurate reporting in education statistics.
The Real Change Agents - LeaderTalk - Education... →
“Stop saying it is about the students if you haven’t asked the students what they need, what they want, and what is the reality of their world. Just say it is about you or the school and what you find relevant. If you are okay with that, great. Personally, I’m not.”
Reading Levels of Rural Students Worse Than... →
Can we start talking about the crisis in urban and rural education now, please?
If I Were Arne Duncan... - Teacher in a Strange... →
This is such a great list of what we need in education, though I do think national standards are a good thing. So many children living in poverty move all the time and it’s important to make their education as consistent as possible. Of course, respecting and investing in our human capital is the best way to do that.
White House Panel Calls for 'Reinvesting' in Arts... →
Teacher Pensions Not Excessive, New Study Shows -... →
“The study found that public school teachers’ retirement benefits — at least the part taxpayers pay for — are smaller than those of virtually any other type of public employee, despite frequent claims that teachers’ pensions are excessive and diverting precious dollars from education and other essential government services.”