I worry that Colorado, like many states, will expand early education on the cheap, expecting teachers without health-care coverage or a living wage to prepare our youngest children for the future, says Van Schoales.
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November 06, 2019
November 04, 2019
It is time to refocus on building competency-based schools that work over time rather than forcing top-down laws that end in superficial changes in policy and no change in student outcomes, says guest blogger Van Schoales.
November 01, 2019
I'm about to take a blog break, so that I can concentrate on some writing that runs more than 800 words a pop. While I'm away, we've got a stellar lineup of guests who've agreed to step in.
August 30, 2019
Because "time and effort" rules are confusing, they encourage defensive spending—spending that is safe from an audit perspective rather than effective, according to guest bloggers Melissa Junge and Sheara Krvaric.
August 28, 2019
ESSA requires some high-poverty, low-performing schools to develop two different plans for improving student outcomes—an expensive system that fragments student services, according to guest bloggers Melissa Junge and Sheara Krvaric.
August 26, 2019
Title I is ESSA's largest education program, giving about $15.9 billion annually to high-poverty schools. Guest bloggers Melissa Junge and Sheara Krvaric discuss how spending guidance would make the program more effective.
August 23, 2019
Rigorous coursework helps students learn time management and the costs of procrastination. But too many students are being taught instead to await a bailout, writes guest blogger Loren Baron.
August 21, 2019
In the IB Diploma Programme, graders start at the bottom of the rubric and work their way up. This process emphasizes growth over gaps in students' understanding, says guest blogger Loren Baron.
August 19, 2019
Schools frequently define success in the Diploma Programme by how many students earn the IB diploma. Guest blogger Loren Baron argues that's the wrong metric.
August 15, 2019
Working on a state board of education involves many challenges, some failures. But, as guest blogger Jessica Sutter writes, it is also an opportunity and a duty to speak out for educational equity.