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You can’t have a conversation about education reform without the words “achievement gap” coming in at some point, along with specific plans on how to close it. But are policymakers attempting to close it in an effective way? James Boutin, a veteran high school teacher just south of Seattle, Washington, answers in the following post. He is a national board certified language arts and social studies teacher at the Academy of Citizenship and Empowerment in Seatac, and has previously taught in New York City, Washington D.C., and Knoxville, Tennessee. He blogs at An Urban Teacher’s Education.Read full article >>
My daughter is still a little girl, with a stuffed Piglet and Velcro-fastened shoes. For years, she’s dictated her letter to Santa to me. This year, things were different.
Here’s a wish list for every child in the United States for 2015. It was written by Elaine Weiss, who has served as the national coordinator for the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education since 2011. Broader Bolder is a national campaign that acknowledges the impact of social and economic disadvantage on schools and students and proposes policies to improve schools and improve conditions that limit many children’s readiness to learn.Read full article >>
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration approved the space requests, but specific locations in public school buildings and districts have not been decided.
Woodrow Wilson High School Principal Peter Cahall has resigned, effective immediately, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced in an e-mail to parents on Tuesday.The school district had already decided not to renew Cahall’s contract next year. But in a letter less than two weeks ago, Cahall said he would finish out the school year.Read full article >>
For the third straight month, some SAT scores in Asia are being withheld because of allegations of widespread cheating, this time on the December administration of the college entrance exam.The same thing happened in November, and in October, and in September. After each administration in those three months, scores on the college admissions test were withheld while cheating allegations were investigated; then some scores were released, and others were invalidated. Some students missed early-decision college application deadlines as a result.Read full article >>
For my daughter’s fifth birthday, I put together a book of photos that I thought captured her short life. And then I realized that every picture I had chosen made it all look perfect.
The 37,924 full- and part-time students who started classes this fall represent a 30 percent decline from just four years ago, when enrollment peaked at 52,488.
This year, my husband will return from his predeployment work-ups to spend Christmas with us, and my daughter will get her wish. Next year, there will be nothing even Santa can do.