A six-year-old calls Hasbro out on its Guess Who game (with 19 men and only 5 women on the game board). They write back with a silly answer and her mom weighs in.
A bipartisan bill has been introduced into the House of Representatives to cut down on high-stakes testing.
In the on-going debate about discipline, zero-tolerance discipline and how to keep a classroom orderly (while NOT suspending kids), an interesting article from Education Next. One report, Discipline Disparities, has a lot of good info and says this:
One oft-repeated justification for frequent suspensions is that
schools must be able to remove the “bad” students so that “good”
students can learn. There is no research to support this popular theory.
To the contrary, when schools serving similar populations were compared
across the state of Indiana, and poverty was controlled for, those
schools with relatively low suspension rates had higher, not lower test
But two other studies find that students who were disruptive did have a "negative impact on the achievement of other students in the class."
It's compelling reading and makes for a big challenge for teachers and administrators.
What's on your mind?