Two rural school district leaders have lessons for the country in technology and innovative programs, according to Education Week's annual "Leaders To Learn From" report.
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March 03, 2014
February 16, 2014
Rural education advocate encourages use of place-based education as a way to teach students how to engage as and be responsible global citizens.
February 14, 2014
I also think it is unfair to count on, or to blame, teachers solely for the performance of their students. Yes, they play a role in shaping the young minds in their classrooms and yes, they should be held accountable for that. It seems to me that the root of issues in classrooms that tend to cause the most problems for students (like poverty and ill-equipped or uninvolved parents) should be the target of any true reform.
February 12, 2014
I've recently delved into The Death and Life of the Great American School by Diane Ravitch. It has been on my reading list for some time now and I finally decided it was time to really give it the attention it deserves. I consider myself an education reformer, and an advocate for reforming the current public school system, so Ravitch's works speak to me, even if I'm not always completely in the same school of thought.
February 03, 2014
If the goal of P-12 education is to prepare students for success in the adult world that follows, there seems to be a bit of a disconnect when a high school diploma is handed over. Students are sent off to college as adults and there is a sharp separation between the support and guidance in all the classrooms they've ever visited and the new ones on the horizon. We seem to assume that our well-educated youth will know exactly how to act on their own when it comes to secondary education. That's a problem.
February 01, 2014
One Montana nonprofit tries to build connections between rural and urban students with exchange program.
January 31, 2014
So are public charter schools a solution to the K-12 crisis in Mississippi? I think it is certainly a topic that deserves some serious discussion and not just in the form of ineffective laws that are not actionable. Allowing the establishment of charter schools in Mississippi could be the answer to the academic underachievement that plagues Mississippi. It certainly couldn't make it any worse.
January 29, 2014
I wonder what an expanded voucher program would look like in my home state. If parents were not limited by income, a larger obstacle in Mississippi than other states, when choosing the right schools for their kids, what choices would they make?
January 28, 2014
Policymakers should avoid charter school caps, provide more flexibility, and ensure equitable access to funding to support rural charter schools, according to a new report.
January 28, 2014
New whitepaper offers three-part formula for rural communities to achieve prosperity.