Respect Will Eliminate The Gap

In an article by Monica Disare titled, “Chancellor Rosa: New York’s state test scores are no cause for a ‘victory lap’” she wrote, “(Chancellor) Rosa noted that across the state, part of the reason to hold off celebrating is the achievement gap between students of color and white students remains intact.” A leader in education […]

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Why Charter Schools

SUBGROUP OF STUDENTS.—In this subsection and subsection (d), the term ‘subgroup of students’ means— ‘‘(A) economically disadvantaged students; ‘‘(B) students from major racial and ethnic groups; ‘‘(C) children with disabilities; and ‘‘(D) English learners. It is clear that a child is considered to be in the “sub-group” if they are not wealthy and White. PUBLIC […]

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The New ESSA Continued

PRIORITY.—The State educational agency, in allocating funds to local educational agencies under this section, shall give priority to local educational agencies that ‘‘(1) serve high numbers, or a high percentage of, elementary schools and secondary schools . . . 2) demonstrate the greatest need for such funds, as determined by the State; and ‘‘(3) demonstrate […]

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From The New ESSA

The ‘‘Every Student Succeeds Act’’. TERMINATION OF CERTAIN WAIVERS.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, and subject to section 5(e)(2), a waiver described in paragraph (2) shall be null and void and have no legal effect on or after August 1, 2016. States receiving mandate waivers have lost them. SPECIAL RULE: IN […]

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To Recapitulate

The excerpts below were taken from the work of Mercedes Schneider: Who Are the 24 People Who Wrote the Common Core Standards? “Altogether, 24 people wrote the Common Core standards. None identified himself or herself as a classroom teacher, although a few had taught in the past (not the recent past). The largest contingent on […]

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Back To The Past

James J. Heckman and Paul A. Lafontaine co-authored, “THE AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE: TRENDS AND LEVELS” in which they state, “the estimated graduation ratio peaks at 77 percent in 1969 and then slowly declines until suddenly reversing its long term trend starting around 2000.” WXXI reports, “The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, […]

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