In a recent blog post, Shirley Clarke wrote about how ability grouping doesn't work, and it raised quite a stir. I would suggest that mixed-ability grouping doesn't either, because many people use it by name alone.
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February 15, 2016
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February 12, 2016
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February 07, 2016
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If we aren't providing evidence of our impact, what are we doing?