Teachers often see it as "unprofessional" to review each-others' work. Teachers should be encouraged to review each other, and maybe provide open critiques.
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Did you know the Arts teach kids to be more tolerant and open.
- allow kids to express themselves creatively.
- promote individuality and bolsters self-confidence.
- provide an alternative to delinquent behavior... more »
If district bounds were available as a standard data-set, third parties could mash up other data layers... more »
This schema should be paired with anonymization guidelines so that institutions can feel comfortable exposing this data to the public and other bodies.... more »
The obvious answer is to control with randomized longitudinal studies that follow select students through their entire educational career. These studies let you make meaningful (though qualitative) comparisons across grades and institutions and are a source of ideas numerical approaches aren't designed... more »
USED should (1) instruct all states to post annual LEA determinations on their state dept. of education web sites - in an... more »
There have been several times that my director approached the appropriate offices to ask that I be placed in a full time capacity so that I would have the time needed to complete the assigned work in the scheduled time alotments given, especially during quarterly... more »
School Districts should be held accountable on how they spend federal and state funding on special education students. The special education students with learning disabilities performance should be reflected in the school district's performance as a whole. An IEP should not determine how much funds an SD will spend on a child, since 99% of the time the child does not receive the services even with an IEP in place.
Strategic test-taking involves a different set of actions than does reading and enjoying a chapter book—or reading, enjoying, and writing about... more »
Urge governments to publish granular permalinks for all documents on their websites.
* Enable citizens to reliably cite government websites on their personal blogs, on public sites like Wikipedia, or elsewhere.
* Provide unique identifiers that enable aggregation of citations.
* Make the civic discourse surrounding government websites more discoverable.
* An easy-to-deploy archival... more »