Too many As at ed schools?
- Education Week’s Sean Cavanagh surveys the status of parent-trigger proposals in states across the nation in his latest article, Legislative Momentum Stalls for 'Parent Trigger' Proposals. In Ohio, the proposal first will be attempted as a pilot program in Columbus City Schools.
- Do education schools give out too many As? A study released by The University of Missouri this month says so (take a look at what EdWeek says about the study here). When compared to the distribution of grades in other academic areas, students in education departments had an average GPA that was 0.5 to 0.8 grade points higher than students in the other departments, bumping them up to a 3.6 average, “solid A- territory.”
- KIPP CEO Richard Barth sat down to discuss the college completion challenge with EdWeek blogger Rick Hess. To make sure that KIPP students get to college and stay there, Barth said they need to make students aware of financial costs, form partnerships with schools, and develop programs to support students throughout their college years.
- Instead of shutting the doors on Newcomb High School in 2007, Superintendent Clark Hult opened them even wider, recruiting students from all over the world. The New York Times tells the fascinating story of the 30 international students who invigorated a small town in upstate New York and transformed a dwindling high school into a multicultural hub of global learners.
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