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Eduskeptic
NCLB out, Common Core in?

Dec 13, 2015
NCLB out, Common Core in?

In a stroke of common sense, the NCLB initiative has finally turned to dust. The idea that every school in every state, town and city across the United States could be treated without regard to their circumstances and uniqueness, stupid from the start, has been tossed into the bad idea trash bin. Thankfully. From...

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Eduskeptic
NCLB out, Common Core in?

Dec 13, 2015
NCLB out, Common Core in?

In a stroke of common sense, the NCLB initiative has finally turned to dust. The idea that every school in every state, town and city across the United States could be treated without regard to their circumstances and uniqueness, stupid from the start, has been tossed into the bad idea trash bin. Thankfully. From...

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Eduskeptic
NCLB out, Common Core in?

Dec 13, 2015
NCLB out, Common Core in?

In a stroke of common sense, the NCLB initiative has finally turned to dust. The idea that every school in every state, town and city across the United States could be treated without regard to their circumstances and uniqueness, stupid from the start, has been tossed into the bad idea trash bin. Thankfully. From...

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Eduskeptic
NCLB out, Common Core in?

Dec 13, 2015
NCLB out, Common Core in?

In a stroke of common sense, the NCLB initiative has finally turned to dust. The idea that every school in every state, town and city across the United States could be treated without regard to their circumstances and uniqueness, stupid from the start, has been tossed into the bad idea trash bin. Thankfully. From...

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Eduskeptic
NCLB out, Common Core in?

Dec 13, 2015
NCLB out, Common Core in?

In a stroke of common sense, the NCLB initiative has finally turned to dust. The idea that every school in every state, town and city across the United States could be treated without regard to their circumstances and uniqueness, stupid from the start, has been tossed into the bad idea trash bin. Thankfully. From...

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Eduskeptic
NCLB out, Common Core in?

Dec 13, 2015
NCLB out, Common Core in?

In a stroke of common sense, the NCLB initiative has finally turned to dust. The idea that every school in every state, town and city across the United States could be treated without regard to their circumstances and uniqueness, stupid from the start, has been tossed into the bad idea trash bin. Thankfully. From...

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Davis Vanguard
GATE/AIM: Education Standards and Growing Gaps

GATE/AIM: Education Standards and Growing Gaps

by Jeff Boone Before I get too deep in this contentious and impassioned topic, I will admit that I am not a qualified education professional.  My perspective on the topic of GATE/AIM is one connected to my own life experiences as a past public school student who is also the father of two sons...

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Davis Vanguard
Yolo County Superintendent and Coalition Pushes Quality Preschool For All in 2016

Nov 17, 2015
Yolo County Superintendent and Coalition Pushes Quality Preschool For All in 2016

Last week in looking at factors causing the Davis Achievement gap, we cited that the problem that preschool is not universally available to all students. That problem is compounded by the fact that DJUSD has no hard data on how many children are or are not attending preschool and how that impacts the achievement...

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Game to 100
When you take on power, there are no “safe spaces”

Nov 16, 2015

I’m not feeling at all sympathetic to the idea of creating “safe spaces” for the growing number of people who feel life has given them a raw deal because they’re black, female, gay, transgender, oppressed campus activists or some other … Continue reading

Davis Vanguard
Analysis: Data Problem Huge Impediment to Tackling the Achievement Gap

Nov 13, 2015
Analysis: Data Problem Huge Impediment to Tackling the Achievement Gap

Back in late September, the DJUSD School Board announced they had “unanimously agreed upon two areas for ongoing focus and prioritization: 1) Parcel Tax; 2) Opportunity/Access/Achievement Gaps.” The Achievement Gap is by no means limited to DJUSD, but it is more pronounced in this district than others in our region. The district has talked...

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