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Class separation. Students at Lavergne High School in Tennessee are being separated during lunchtime based on their grades. Students with poor grades are forced to eat in a classroom away from their “smarter” peers. Lavergne claims the separation is to offer academic support to students who need it, but many parents do not support the idea. (WSMV)
Saying no to the Common Core. A group ofContinue Reading »
On Monday, five states announced that they would add at least 300 hours of learning time to some schools in the fall of 2013. These states—Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Tennessee— are working with the Ford Foundation and National Center on Time & Learning to roll out this initiative in two stages. In 2013-2014, 35 schools that enroll about 17,500 students will increasContinue Reading »
The University of Colorado announced Wednesday that starting next spring it will accept any student from its state’s community colleges that maintained at least a 2.7 grade point average and accumulated 30 credits.
It’s a great first step in taking out the complexity of the transfer process. For students, the requirements are clear and provide an obvious goal to reach. For thContinue Reading »
Reformers are wondering why Colorado lost out on Race to the Top money, especially after it enacted a particularly strong teacher evaluation bill just before the application deadline. It turns out that the state apparently didn’t have time to include the text of the legislation, Senate Bill 191, in either their application or in their appendices, relying instead on an earlier (less-powerfContinue Reading »
Ed Week has just reported the winners of Round II of Race to the Top – DC, FL, GA, HI, MD, MA, NY, NC, OH, and RI. Congrats to the winners.
Some initial thoughts that I will be adding to during the day as more data becomes available.
Big Reshuffle. This is a pretty big reshuffle from Round I. When all of the finalists from Round I made it into Round II, my expectation was that tContinue Reading »
Kevin yesterday posted a nice piece on Colorado’s innovative new strategy of rating schools both by the percentages of students who meet the state’s achievement standards in math and reading (required by NCLB) and by individual student achievement gains over the course of a school year (a “value-added” approach).
Combining the two school-rating strategies is the oContinue Reading »