Shortcuts, School Reform and Private FoundationsHuffington Post (blog)This weekend, I read an old (1993) but excellent study commissioned by the Casey foundation on what it takes comprehensive school reform in large school systems.
AUSTRALIA ranks high in the world “student achievement in schools” league tables. Over the past decade, however, we are slipping out of the top 10 – and the major drop is among those above the average.
Sydney Morning HeraldWorth a second chanceSydney Morning HeraldThe foundation director of higher education research at the Australian Council for Educational Research, Hamish Coates, says other measures can complement the ATAR.
Shawn Gude has a terrific post up at The League of Ordinary Gentlemen. Much of it is an examination of my "shifting rhetoric" on education reform. On the whole, Kain’s rhetorical shift is salutary stuff.
"Here’s a simple solution to the problem of too-young children in kindergarten: Restore kindergarten to what it was before we went off the rails in this country, sucking the joy and life out of learni...