What's cool to me about the education reform space now is that traditional systems and charter organizations throughout the country are finally collaborating in meaningful ways to help more kids.
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April 04, 2013
April 02, 2013
Would KIPP's founders and leaders argue that it would be a good experience for all kids or only for "certain types"?
March 28, 2013
I came into education assuming that our task was and always had been to produce a learned, thoughtful, and tenacious "ruling class."
March 26, 2013
Certainly overall salaries of teachers are held down by the failure to recognize that some teachers are more effective than others.
March 21, 2013
No playing with refined statistics can make flawed data less so.
March 21, 2013
VAM (value-added measurement) is new to the scene, but as you know has been debunked for its unreliability and probably lack of validity by many others.
March 19, 2013
While citing a litany of potential flaws in testing, the opponents of teacher and school accountability often create a straw man that bears little relationship to the real policy discussion.
March 12, 2013
Imagine 2,000 questions for 4th grade math that cover the entire scope of appropriate material from basic to advanced topics.
March 07, 2013
No amount of data can ultimately answer the questions we want to ask.
February 14, 2013
We can forgive our inconsistencies and imperfections, provisionally make our peace with the fact that our actions sometimes fall short. But we shouldn't shrug and claim that this is perfectly OK.