From Friday’s inbox…
- Do you REALLY think online charter schools are the answer?
- No Excuses — Holding Mich. Accountable
- Public Strong on Local Control of Schools, Study Finds
- Examining Principal Turnover
- Can Effective Teaching Transfer Across Schools?
- John Thompson: Bill Gates Speech Merits a Serious Response
- Education’s pendulum: Thinkers or test takers?
- Star Watch: Cyberschools multiply but scores fall short
- Researcher: Urban students are performing better than people are told, must focus on what is working (commentary)
Do you REALLY think online charter schools are the answer?Posted: 17 Jul 2012 09:00 PM PDT
Teacher Ken Bernstein (@Teacherken) takes a closer look at a recently released policy brief by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC). Understanding and Improving Full-Time Virtual Schools: A Study of Student Characteristics, School Finance, and School Performance in Schools Operated by K12 Inc, was written by Gary Miron - Evaluation, Planning & Policy Analysis; and Jessica L. Urschel - a doctoral student at Western Michigan University. BONUS: Read Diane Ravitch’s blog on the policy brief here.
No Excuses — Holding Mich. AccountablePosted: 16 Jul 2012 09:00 PM PDT Public Strong on Local Control of Schools, Study FindsPosted: 16 Jul 2012 09:00 PM PDT
Michele Molnar writes about a recent study from Michigan State University which found that Americans support local control of their schools.
Examining Principal TurnoverPosted: 15 Jul 2012 09:00 PM PDT
Guest author Ed Fuller, an Associate Professor in the Education Leadership Department at Penn State University, discusses principal turnover. “In recent years, those seeking to improve schooling through efforts to increase teacher effectiveness and build teacher capacity have quickly realized that such efforts rely heavily on principal capacity and stability.”
Can Effective Teaching Transfer Across Schools?Posted: 15 Jul 2012 09:00 PM PDT
Stephen Sawchuk investigates a working paper by Zeyu Xu, Umut Ozek, and Matthew Corritore on the Portability of Teacher Effectiveness Across Schools, Working Paper 77.
John Thompson: Bill Gates Speech Merits a Serious ResponsePosted: 15 Jul 2012 09:00 PM PDT
John Thompson writes about Bill Gates’ recent address to the Education Commission of the States in Atlanta. You can read more and watch the speech here.
Education’s pendulum: Thinkers or test takers?Posted: 14 Jul 2012 09:00 PM PDT Star Watch: Cyberschools multiply but scores fall shortPosted: 14 Jul 2012 09:00 PM PDT
Kate Jacobson investigates the explosion of online education. Is it a good thing? There’s little accountability in state’s (Indiana, and others) fast-growing system. Indiana has no accountability rules specific to online schools.
Researcher: Urban students are performing better than people are told, must focus on what is working (commentary)Posted: 14 Jul 2012 09:00 PM PDT
Dave Murray writes about Richard Rothstein’s May commencement speech to the School of Education of Loyola University-Chicago, where he “urged students to have the confidence to resist the now-conventional attack on public education and their teachers.” His speech was shared on our Facebook Page in May.