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Next Generation MCAS released: Invest in kids earlier to level the playing field

Yesterday, Massachusetts officials released the results of the new MCAS, “an updated version of the test that was given for the first time in spring 2017 to students in grades 3-8 in English language arts and mathematics,” … 540 more words

Achievement Gap

In Quotes: Salem Levels the Playing Field

“Salem has much to recommend it to new residents, including a revitalized downtown, myriad housing options, a university, nightlife and a major museum. But for some years now, the public schools have been its Achilles heel.” 347 more words


Why do we let kids give up?

I hate it when a student drops my class.

At my high school, the beginning of the year is a revolving door of adds and drops, as students try out different classes and re-evaluate the schedules they selected six months earlier, when they were feeling ambitious. 541 more words

Front Lines

Have you tried to teach using a "flipped" classroom?

I’ve recently learned about the “flipped classroom” teaching strategy.  It’s used both as a way to teach English to Chinese students and in magnet schools to better prepare students for classroom discussion.  125 more words

Classroom Activities

Pride, Principle, or Prejudice: America's Identity Crisis and the 2016 Election

“It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.” But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. 427 more words


An Inspirational Approach to the Achievement Gap

Closing the education achievement gap is tough.

New results from the nation’s most widely used college admission test highlight in detailed fashion the persistent achievement gaps between students who face disadvantages and those who don’t. 520 more words