Residency-type training models are effective in preparing educators for the hard work of teaching and leading, but our experience also suggests that there is another critical input to successful training programs: Intensive focus on preparing educators to diagnose student learning needs and adjust instruction.
Month: June 2011
If new requirements to expose calorie counts strike a little fear in some restaurant industry hearts, those of us in the public health sector should milk it for all it’s worth.
A recent report on public education in NYC found that many high school graduates from the city’s top-tier public schools are struggling in college. But is this a story about failure? I don’t think so.
Innosight’s latest policy recommendations make the case for shifting the conversation from inputs (seat time) to outputs (academic performance.) But Innosight’s exclusive focus on blended learning is problematic
Most of us off track when it comes to understanding what elements make a healthy meal. MyPlate is not perfect, but it communicates some basics of healthy eating at a glance.
The federal focus on quality educational data systems and assessments overlooks a critical need: Adequate training for educators to use new tools, diagnose data and apply what they learn in class.
Test scores tell less than half the story about the challenges kids face once they hit campus. As scholarship providers, we can’t just stand by and let our students drop through the cracks of an unforgiving system.
Personal data trails each of us like so many breadcrumbs. But we still can’t help teachers make much sense out the digital trail generated by each and every child in the U.S. public school system.
The Council of Chief State School Officers’ roadmap for “Next Generation Accountability Systems” fails to address the teacher support needed to improve student performance.
In 2003, Arkansas mandated a set of school-based best practices to help drive down obesity rates. But most of the expected health improvements never materialized. Why??