Misdirected Evaluation and Intimidation in Wake County, North Carolina — The Underground Parent

In this post, I am going to attempt to address a number of issues related to the situation in Wake County where the school district adopted the Mathematics Vision Project (MVP). The three main issues I hope to address have to do with the evaluation of the implementation of the Mathematics Vision Project (MVP), MVP’s […]

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WILFRED M. MCCLAY — The Concord Review – Will’s Blog

October 2, 2019Will Fitzhugh, FounderThe Concord Review730 Boston Post Road, Suite 24Sudbury, Massachusetts 01776 USADear Mr. Fitzhugh, The whole nation owes you a debt of gratitude for the years that you have devoted to the creation and sustaining of The Concord Review. Your achievement is nothing short of heroic. You have almost single-handedly, relying…

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Where do America’s big foundations invest their billions? Don’t ask. — Nonprofit Chronicles

The people who run billion-dollar foundations like to talk about their grants. They pump out press releases, produce slick videos, post on social media, publish annual reports and compile searchable databases, all calling attention to the ways they give away money. But how do they invest their money? Many won’t say. Fewer than half of 15 of the biggest U.S. foundations, which […]

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Trend in ACT 11th Grade testing in Kentucky not encouraging — The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Briefing Packet for the 2018-19 assessment and accountability program has some interesting tables summarizing the statewide ACT results for each year’s class of 11th grade students. Data for the past five years, including the new 2018-19 data, is presented. Let’s look at those tables. Table A shows the ACT score…

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An “Ah-Ha” Moment with Spaced Practice in the Classroom — The Effortful Educator

I’m sometimes asked by other teachers how I show my students the positive effects of spaced practice. By definition, it takes time to see the results of spacing out your practice of material and this fact makes it more difficult to demonstrate in class. This past week, however, I was granted that perfect moment of…

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Boxes of butter and the metric system — More Than A Mile Behind: America and the Metric System

It’s fall again here in sunny New Mexico. It’s also time for the annual selling of massive amounts of green chile for which my state is famous. I wrote back in 2015 about the fact that you can still buy green chile by the bushel here. Apparently, it’s not the only agriculturally based measure still […]

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‘If you get a good inspector, it can be magic’: Is Labour right to want Ofsted gone? — Education | The Guardian

We asked whether the schools watchdog should stay or go, and whyThe Labour party has said it would abolish Ofsted and its one-word judgments. Local authorities would carry out regular “health checks” instead, while inspectors would be called in for more in-depth visits. What do teachers and parents think? Should Ofsted be abolished? Continue reading…

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New Kentucky school test results are out – First Look — The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions

Kentucky has finally released the results from its school assessments for the 2018-2019 school term (many weeks after the next school term started), and we can now see what happened after a tumultuous year where standards still rather close to the Common Core remain and where more than a few teachers abandoned their students to…

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FEDERALIST PAPERS #1 — The Concord Review – Will’s Blog

To the People of the State of New York: AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficacy of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America. The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the existence of the UNION,…

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