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Week 3- School Failure I & II

Academic disasters: A Nation at Risk, the Department of Education, “excellence”, international rankings, high-stakes tests, school reform, “inefficiency”, breakdown of social allocation, diploma inflation, crisis of legitimacy, breaks between youth and the adult world. 1,295 more words

Tech Enhanced

Literacy in the Digital World – Overcoming the Challenges

Literacy in the Digital World – Overcoming the Challenges

Presentation to the Southern Branch of the Saint Lucia Teachers Union at the Piaye Secondary School, Saint Lucia… 2,031 more words

Breakthrough Schools 1

Great Schools for All members Don Pryor and Mark Hare discuss with Rochester City School Board member Willa Powell how Breakthrough Schools can help mitigate the effects of concentrated poverty and segregation in schools. 33 more words


Selling Education Technology Via the Federal Education Technology Plan

In January the Office of Education Technology, a unit of the U.S. Department of Education, released its 2017 National Education Technology Plan Update (NETP). The update is not a reasoned meditation on the use of education technology informed by our nations vast academic research infrastructure. 1,804 more words

Education Reform

Week 2- "Education & Change" and the American High School


Two ideas in this week’s reading particularly stuck with me, not because the notions are necessarily new, but because of how they were elaborated, placed in the context of our course work, and how they then framed my reflections on my high school experiences.   1,429 more words

Instructional Improvement

On Education

We celebrate the birth of Samuel Adams by expressing his desire for an educated electorate…  Not the kind of rabble easily fooled by demagogues manipulating fear and emotion… 144 more words