Happy Presidents’ Day!
- Why should childless families, or anyone with no kids in school, care about public education? This article gives us some insight.
- The Brookings Institute has just released a study on the real factors that can improve student achievement and close the achievement gap, and it’s not “common core standards” or more testing. A video overview is here, and the study can be downloaded here. It’s pretty eye-opening!
- So if these corporate-driven reforms are so good, why aren’t the top private schools using them? Bruce Baker, a Rutgers grad school professor, discusses this dichotomy.