Very little frightens me as much as the application of traditional facility security planning and thinking to public schools.
New contracting concepts inevitably build on existing contractual models. Consider this as one starting point for the terms of school contracting.
My top five press releases from July's School Improvement Industry Announcements – Research and Evaluation Organizations • Basic "must have" data from the Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences: Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 2005-06 (Jun 26) • Accelerated Middle Schools Intervention Report (Jul 8): Consumer information from the Department of Education's What Works Clearinghouse - on a program not offered in the market? • The budget is policy (Aron Wildavsky, The Politics of the Budgetary Process.) School funding maze frustrates effort to close student achievement gaps (Jun 18). Another of the Center ...
Eight school districts in Southern California use classroom technology to improve writing skills.
The Letter From: "In short, I see no problem with research becoming public with little or no review.” (I)
I find Greene ‘s final statement statement about education research both incredible and unsurprising. When consumers are left to determine the basic quality of quantitative research unaided by prior review, why shouldn't we consider such work to be the intellectual equivalent of patent medicine?
School Improvement RFP of the Week (2): Retiree Leaseback - A Back Door to Outsourcing the Teaching Force
Those employees interested and qualified to participate in this program would take full retirement and then be formally hired by the successful firm and placed back in their same position (or other position as qualified) as a contract employee.
The Department will fund projects that will serve as national models of how these two federally authorized afterschool initiatives can be coordinated so that a greater number of students enroll in, participate in, and complete academic after-school services that improve their achievement in reading and mathematics.
My top five press releases from July's School Improvement Industry Announcements – Providers
Congress intended NCLB to enlist the private sector to improve public schools, but officials administering the law lack a strategy to foster supply.
School Improvement RFP of the Week (2): Third Party Evaluation is Becoming a Distinct Market Segment
No Child Left Behind’s concept of scientifically-based research has had very little impact on the sale of school improvement products, services and programs. It has had a great influence on the sale of evaluation services.