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The Missing Middle: How Middle and High Schools get Underfunded

Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post recently reported on the vast divide in funding for elementary and post secondary schools (the big winners in Federal funding) and middle and high schools. Given the enormous problem with high school graduation we agree with her assumption that … Continue reading

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Do Snow Days Hurt Math Progress?

A study by Harvard Professor  Joshua Goodman into the effect of snow days on student progress recently appeared in the Washington Post.  He concludes that official snow days do not appear to affect progress, but student absenteeism does negatively effect progress, especially … Continue reading

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Close the math gender gap with effective intervention strategies

A few weeks ago the Washington Post ran yet another article on the Gender Gap in education.  The article is worth a quick look.  “These results strongly suggest that gender gaps in school performance are not determined by innate differences … Continue reading

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Education Tech Trends for 2015

Wondering what tech trends you might see in classrooms in 2015?  The Washington Post released an article you may be interested in.  They even ask for feedback on which ones might be reality and which are wishful thinking. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/12/28/nine-education-predictions-for-2015/       … Continue reading

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