According to Dylan Garity, who breaks it down at the National Poetry Slam. Listen up.
Monthly Archives: September 2013
Interesting piece on NPR this morning in which Shankra Vedantam reviews some of the recent research in neuroscience.
In case you missed it, the Public Charter Schools Board of DC has proposed a common framework for assessing the quality of all preschool and lower elementary programs. The original proposal sparked arguments for and against the plan; led to a petition campaign of protest; and anchored a lively hourlong discussion on public radio. Lots of people wrote the board to share their own ideas and feedback, and, earlier this week, the Board unanimously approved a revised policy.
What did the PCSB get right, and where is its plan still lacking?
The first time I learned about Diane Ravitch is a lot like the first time I learned about Ronald Reagan. Let me explain. Continue reading . . .
Three recent articles seem to capture the promise and the peril of the charter movement all at once. First, there was my piece exploring the evolving case law that challenges the notion that public charters are indeed, under the law, public schools. Then there was the news from a recent study suggesting that charters are […]