Monday, January 17, 2011

School Improvement doesn't Improve, a study says...

Ran across a very interesting article in Education Week found at

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/12/14/15fordham.h30.html?tkn=LSRF3O3aMbQIaMKzrIxjRk/dHkhcNOgr8vVX&cmp=clp-edweek&utm_source=fb&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mrss

that shares the findings of a few of the studies done regarding schools that were under improvement, the options they had, the closing of some of them and what ended up happening often to the kids from the closed schools.  None of the findings were good, and every teacher I know could have told you it would happen.

Having been a teacher in a school that closed a few years after I had moved on to teaching college, I know the hard working teachers that try all the interventions available and still have little influence on the ever changing "family" and demographic they work in and have no "say" over the type of learner that walks through the door.  They teach all children and scores come as they may.  A very interesting read, I'd say!

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