Monthly Archives: December 2015

College and career ready? Fewer low-income students enroll in college

Just two years ago, the Southern Education Foundation published a report announcing that, as of 2013 a majority (51%)  of school-age students were “low income.”    This development, an important milestone, is not a surprise, as they write: In 1989, … Continue reading

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ESSAy

The Every Student Succeeds Act is now the Law of the Land, and it is the subject of extensive commentary and analysis by wiser heads than mine. There has been general rejoicing because many of the most destructive or wrong-headed … Continue reading

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Research and practice again

Another provocative blog post by Larry Cuban, on the use of evidence in educational decision-making (here).  Cuban discusses a Canadian study of how research does or does not influence educational policy making.  The results are not surprising: The fact is … Continue reading

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