One question has preoccupied the school choice community for many years. What is the best way – if any – to measure student learning in choice programs?
Don’t let a piece of paper place children in an educational box based on their diagnosis. As more families access PLSAs, I know more will see that all children can succeed if we are able to think outside the box and create an education that truly fits the needs of each unique child.
The benefits of this new school are significant, but so is the financial burden for the school’s tuition. Unfortunately the cost of a custom-made education is not an option for every parent, yet the prospect of a 23 percent chance at graduation is not an option either.
Beginning January 25th, families across the nation will celebrate the fifth annual National School Choice Week. Stay tuned to The EdFly Blog for more on school choice this month, and visit SchoolChoiceWeek.com to find events in your area. I sometimes wish we could change the name of National School Choice Week to National Parent Equality Week. […]
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Mickey Mantle was making his last trip to Detroit as a professional baseball player. When he came up for his last at-bat, Tigers pitcher Denny McClain told Mantle that he’d throw him a fastball down the middle, something Mantle could hit out of the park. Mantle did not swing at the first pitch. McClain gave […]
Recently, New Classrooms released an independent study of the first two years of implementation of its new middle school math program called Teach to One, which is a blended and personalized learning program that allows students to learn at their own academic level in an instructional format that is most likely to help them succeed.
You see, it’s not a battle over public education versus other educational options. And it most certainly shouldn’t be a fight over where the funding “should” go. It’s a fight for students – for the futures that “could-be.” It’s about allowing all children access to a quality education that’s best suited to their needs and conducive to their educational success.
What if public reporting of data was not only easier to understand, but could be used to spark a conversation between communities and their schools? More than simply a repository of numbers, interactive online report cards could be the answer. If done well, they would be a living resource and a forum for conversations about data and what’s happening in schools.