August 2012 Archives

Sputnik will not publish during the month of August. I hope my loyal readers enjoy the last weeks of summer. If you are seeking your "fix" of evidence-based education commentary, I have collected a few of the top stories from the year: Seeds, Bricks, and Sand: Stages of School-Reform Readiness A metaphor for three types of schools in terms of readiness for reform is seeds, bricks, sand. The "seeds" metaphor implies an environment so conducive to reform that anything can grow there. The staff and leadership of the school are capable, aware of research, participating in professional development, well-coordinated, cohesive, ...

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