I found out that more than a quarter of the teachers at Washington Prep are in...– Education Week: In What World Are Trainee Teachers ‘Highly Qualified’? In Mine
AFT Chief Randi Weingarten Faults Teacher Reforms... →
I meant to share this a couple of days ago. I think it provides a great model for how teachers and the unions that protect their rights can get involved in meaningful reform. Also, I do think that Ms. Weingarten is dead on to say that you can’t be for the student and against the teacher.
Reforming the School Reformers - NYTimes.com →
Just another reminder that not only is school reform tricky, it also needs to address a lot of factors. Who knew?!
The Mental Burden of a Lower-Class Background »... →
Jamaica High School’s Failing Grade, but Successes... →
Focus on the data: But it is also possible that the deck has been stacked against Jamaica High, that the 15 “worst” high schools have been packed with the students with the worst problems. According to an analysis by the city’s Independent Budget Office, these schools have more poor children (63 percent versus 52 percent citywide), more homeless students (6 percent versus 4 percent), more...
Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia has a long history of...– Five Progressive Schools of Education | MindShift
It’s not going to be simple.– Chicago Test Results Raise Questions About Extending Days - NYTimes.com
Smells Like School Spirit - NYTimes.com →
I don’t think @DianeRavitch has said we don’t have an education problem. She just highlights that it’s embedded in problems related to poverty. What the charters provide are wraparound services that every student, not just those with vocal parents, deserves. Also, Brooks misses the point that it’s okay to teach to a good test. You want kids to pass your assessments. How are...