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OFSTED, moderation of inspection grades, and what we can learn from universities

In universities, we do a lot of high-stakes marking, so we have to be very careful about our processes to make sure they are transparent and defensible at all times. 1,094 more words


Do sponsored primary academies improve faster than local authority primaries?

I remember the first time I heard the strongly asserted DfE claim that primary schools who become sponsored academies improve a lot faster than other types of school, such as local authority schools, and that this leads to impressive educational results. 789 more words


First Impressions of the New Fox Superintendent

Jim Wipke, executive director of secondary education at Rockwood School District, has been named the new superintendent of the Fox C-6 School District, to begin in July of next year (too bad he can’t start in January). 664 more words


Inside Birtle Indian Residential School 2014

Reid Dickie

Perched on the edge of the Birdtail River valley above Birtle, MB stands the ruins of an Indian residential school. Built in 1930, this two- and three-storey red brick and limestone building was the third residential school in the town. 233 more words


Inequality matters: White students more likely to have experienced teachers

From The Washington Post: How teacher hiring puts black and Hispanic kids at a disadvantage

[S]chools in Los Angeles often wind up putting children of color in classrooms with teachers who have less skill and experience than those who teach their white classmates.

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The First Post: Education and Technology

Technology; one of the biggest topics/life changers in the education system. I interviewed a former teacher, now Administrator of the Culver School District Stefanie. She is the principal of the Culver Elementary School and one of my biggest role models in the education system. 491 more words


Brunei's Arabic schools graduates must strive for excellence

BRUNEI’s first Arabic school, the Hassanal Bolkiah Arabic Secondary School for Boys (SMALHB), celebrated its 50 years of existence on Wednesday with a thanksgiving ceremony attended by over 500 students, alumni and members of the school big family. 784 more words