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Grant could help struggling QC schools

Some of the Quad Cities lowest performing elementary schools are now eligible to apply for thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional support. 318 more words

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The college admissions process is stupid


Last week, I came across this article in TIME magazine written by Michael Bernick, the former director of the California labor department. In it, Mr. 595 more words


Assessments: My Assessment

I give quizzes.  Sometimes.  Occasionally, I enjoy making a good test.  Our books are set up in units and chapters and our curriculum is set up in a similar, organized fashion.   913 more words


Education Super-connectors

Remember Malcolm Gladwell’s term “super-connectors,” those people who know everyone and can hook you up with whatever you need?  I’ve just met the education version in L.A.  1,087 more words

Teacher Evaluations

How are governments, the media, and civil society responding to the 2012 PISA results in Latin America?

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By Alexandra Solano, with Scott Odell and T’Nia Crutchfield

The results of the 2012 PISA examination were released on December 3, 2013, immediately prompting reactions. 1,469 more words

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I Have Writers Block

I have been trying to find something to blog about for weeks.  Weeks, I tell you!

Nothing comes to mind that is not already out there or has been beaten to death like the proverbial horse. 408 more words