First Bell 1-14-13
A first look at today's most important education news:
"Measures of Effective Teaching," by Amber M. Winkler, Ph.D., and Daniela Fairchild, Flypaper
Critics of “gifted-and-talented” programs point to the odd racial composition of these accelerated programs, arguing that they inherently favor middle-class students and create racial “castes” within public schools. (New York Times)
This year, five states will pilot a program that will lengthen the academic calendar by 300 hours. (Huffington Post)
Education Week profiles how Arne Duncan, who grew up on Chicago’s South Side, became a fierce advocate for gun control.
A Huffington Post poll on Obama’s education performance finds that most people haven’t given the issue much thought.