CREDO Report: Are Charter Schools Actually Doing Better?

Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) has released the 2013 National Charter School Study.  The report was previously released in 2009.  Overall, the report found that students in charter schools do slightly better in reading and the same in mathematics as their public school peers.  On average, charter schools students are 8 instructional … Continue reading

A Class Divided

Happy Friday everyone! To wrap up the week, I finished Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen. It exposes some of the misinformation “taught” in US history textbooks. I’ll be posting a thorough review of it soon, but for now, I wanted to share something I found in the book. In the chapter, “What … Continue reading


“Every truth has four corners: as a teacher, I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.” – Confucius I love this.  It reminds me of my science methods professor’s pedagogy – a modified version of the 5Es (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate).  In her version, “evaluate” is embedded … Continue reading

There’s A Test for That?

Originally posted on jantwilson:
As New York City continues to struggle with how best to evaluate teachers to improve the quality of students’ education, the New York Times has published a report announcing that new standardized testing will likely be added in subjects that have typically been spared this form of assessment, including art and…

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