A Check-Plus For These Seven Blog Posts
Obama's New Math-Science Education Bill Alyson Klein
The measure, which is sponsored in the House by Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif., is aimed at better coordinating the myriad of programs geared toward improving math and science education.
The Latest Media Wave: Paying Teachers Who Don't Teach EIA
We've seen it happen with performance pay, school lunches and childhood obesity, and the shortage of minority teachers. The most recent media wave concerns paying teachers who don't teach.
Qualitative data on schools SDorn
Rhee sent teams of people into schools she wanted to change...Having students, parents, and educators visit schools to provide a snapshot is dramatically different from just looking at test scores and prescribing a cookie-cutter "fix."
Questions about the CRCT continue AJC
Kathy Cox threw out the CRCT social studies scores for sixth- and seventh-graders, but kept the math scores for eighth-graders. The state schools superintendent says there’s a big difference between the two exams.
Sol Stern and the SUTVA Shenanigans The 'Kette
Experiments in social science are fundamentally different than experiments in medicine, and it turns out gold standard is often more silver or bronze than we would have hoped.
Girl Stabbed in School Fight Detention Slip
Rather than making 'burn books' and spreading mean rumors, girls are now skipping all the middle men and just slashing their enemies with a series of life-threatening cuts.
Daaaaaaamn Teaching In The 408
I heart anyone who will take a hard-line stance to the whine-despair-whine- hand-to-the-forehead-whine of the tests are big and bad and scary (there was a fair amount of editing on the actual gross tonnage of all that).