Firing the wrong folks?

Lawrence High School principal and Site Base Decision Making Council out under new accountability program We discussed schools in trouble under the federal education program known as School Improvement Grants in an earlier blog. Now, it looks like staffers at Lawrence High School are going to get the axe under this new accountability program. However,…

Education research has problems

Head fed education researcher agrees “Far too much education research—including much of it that is done in universities—is driven by the interest and theories of the researchers themselves and not the needs and problems of practice.” “That has to change.” John Q. Easton, Director, Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education Quoted in Education…

Teacher prep chaos

Education Week says a new National Research Council report shows that the best available data indicates teachers who get certified through alternative programs do just as well as teachers who come from the traditional education school route. However, the report says a lot more, and it is pretty disturbing. The main reason there are no…