Monthly Archives: August 2010

Grading America’s Teachers

I’m truly a believer that the GREATEST predictor of student performance comes down to the teacher. I’ve said it before. I’d take a REMARKABLE teacher with a class of 30 students, even with an abundance of special needs learners, over … Continue reading

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What to do with abandoned school buildings….

Earlier this year, I wrote about consolidation. However, that post dealt primarily with the impact on student learning and not the impact of a now, usually large, empty building in a community. The school district in which I reside is … Continue reading

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Accountability

I’ve been thinking a lot about a speech that President Obama delivered to the National Urban League regarding his administration’s approach to education. Below is a paragraph from the transcribed speech. “All I’m asking in return – as a president, … Continue reading

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The list is coming….Schools that don’t measure up.

For most of the world, 2014 is simply the year after 2013 and the year before 2015. However, for educators, it is the infamous year in which 100% of all students are expected to test at the ‘proficient level’ in … Continue reading

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