The Evolving Role of School Scheduling – Education Article

By: Erin Werra School leaders are often looked up to as agents of change. One big example of polarizing change is the school schedule, whether it’s annual, daily, or some combination of the two. After all, what is more cherished than the end of the school year, looking forward to a sizzling summer break over the next three months? For seasoned educators, those three months signal a future challenge of combating learning loss. Other challenges pop up when creating a…

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Julian Vasquez Heilig: “Did You See the Numbers?” “Yes, I Did.” – Education Article

Julian Vasquez Heilig is a leading authority on the subjects of equity and social justice. His blog is one of the brightest spots on the Internet because of his scholarship and creative use of graphics. He has been a prominent member in the California chapter of the NAACP. In this post, he refutes the claim that charter schools in California produce results better than public schools. Despite their advantages, their academic results are about the same as public schools. The…

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Be proud of your pockets of innovation. AND… | @mcleod – Education Article

Every school system has pockets of innovation. Those three forward-thinking teachers in the elementary school, that one grade-level team in the middle school, the department that’s really trying to do something different at the high school, that amazing principal over there, and so on. As school leaders we’re proud of – and point to – that cutting-edge work and rightfully so. But we also have to recognize that pockets of innovation mean that inequities exist. What if you’re a student…

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What is education worth? Should France be hiking its university fees for foreign students? – Education Article

Recently, in France, not just the gilets jaunes have been protesting, but also students. Why? Foreign students have just been informed their fees are going to be lifted by around 11 times. The change will see international students who are not EEA nationals – including the UK after Brexit – paying €2,770 for undergraduate studies and €3,770 at master’s and doctoral level. This is a considerable jump from the €170 per year charged currently for undergraduate programs, €243 for master’s…

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