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Friday 5: Finland, Swim Class, Sod Schoolhouses

The one-room schoolhouse is the stuff of legend in modern-day North America, and in an era when 4,000-student high schools are not uncommon, it’s easy to forget that one-room schools still exist. 675 more words


The Problem with Common Core- Insight from Diane Ravitch

By: Nicole Swanson

Diane Ravitch, an education historian and former US Assistant Secretary of Education, believes Common Core will go the same way as No Child Left Behind because it is based off the assumption that the solution is more tests, harder standards but that’s not the problem. 213 more words


Focus by Mike Schmoker

As a grad student, I’m regularly asked to read texts that are lofty and full of great ideas for someone else’s students — students who haven’t been victims of the achievement gap or who haven’t been given the opportunities that other, more suburban districts give to their students. 205 more words


Education Reform: A National Delusion

As I watch the education “debate” in America I wonder if we have simply lost our minds.

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Erasing the Boundaries of Timing and Learning

Today, Starbucks will be announcing a change in one of their benefits to their employees. Originally, the coffee company offered tuition reimbursement up to $1000 for employees working 20 or more hours. 355 more words


Dallas Education - A Matter of Miles and Minutes

Educational opportunity in Dallas can be described as “A Game of Roads.” Minutes separate academic achievement by as much as four grade-levels.  Miles divide graduating seniors who are prepared to succeed in college, from those who lack basic math and reading skills. 745 more words