The Irony Is Profitable

Janice and Geoffrey Strauss published an article in pressconnects titled, “Want to fix the teacher shortage? Here’s how.” The article outlines eight ways to make teaching a more attractive profession. To summarize the article they state, “If we want more teachers, we must make the profession attractive financially and creatively. Let teachers do what they […]

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It Isn’t Great

In the latest GS4A blog author Mark Hare writes, “As a recent Century Foundation report notes, at least 91 school districts now use socioeconomic status as a factor in assigning students, up from just a couple in 1996, and around 40 in 2007. . . . . . Huge majorities of both city and suburban […]

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An Effort To Maintain Confusion

From the Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Form for Maintenance-of Effort Waiver Requests Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended Abstract: Section 8521(a) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act provides that a local educational agency may receive […]

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Super Intent End

There are those who believe that our current system of education is best for our children as long as it is implemented properly. They too believe that college and career ready adults should be the result of a successful system of education. In his article, Who Should Formulate Policy in America, the People or the […]

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Questionable Spending

Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; Preschool Development Grants-Preschool Pay for Success Feasibility Pilot Abstract: Pay For Success is an innovative contracting and financing model that tests and advances promising and proven interventions, while providing taxpayer (or other) dollars for successful […]

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Of Mice And Men

In every bit of honest writing in the world there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. There are shorter means, many of them. There is writing promoting […]

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Proof Positive

In a recent D&C report, RCSD superintendent hopeful Luvelle Brown said, “. . . he has received several job offers. He said part of his motivation for staying in Ithaca is the fact that his young children recently began school there.” “While the other opportunities may be enticing or sound good … the two most […]

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