Threads to come
- what's the issue w/enrollment counts (and Garfield fights on)
- testing opt-outs across the country
- recess - not just a problem in Seattle
I'll be seeing some legislators today and hope to get their take on the passage of 1351 plus McCleary in the upcoming legislative session.
Great article from The Atlantic: High School Graduation Rates Hit All Time High.
Last year, 86 percent of students took home high school diplomas, while only 7 percent dropped out—down from 13 percent two decades ago, according to Census Bureau data.
The national average reflects improvements across all demographics but
is boosted by significant gains among black and especially Latino
Want to see what some of the Smarter Balanced testing for 3rd graders looks like?
This morning, parents and teachers in the Portland Public Schools district are buzzing about one detail of a third grade practice test that's
available online: the incredibly complicated instructions that one
teacher said scored at eighth-grade reading level in online calculators
At Wal-Mart's website, they called Halloween costumes for larger teen girls "fat girl costumes." Good job, WalMart.
Want to show your kids a mind-boggling clever desk (made for Harry Potter or James Bond, take your pick) and all built by hand for a king?