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If you could create an ideal dataset of students’ and teachers’ experiences at their schools, what would be in it? How might you use it? And, specifically, would you ask about school diversity or school integration?
As if the old version of the MCAS wasn’t harmful enough, here comes the NEW MCAS.
I thought I knew a great deal about what mattered in schools. But nothing reinforced – and challenged – my beliefs like watching my oldest child start kindergarten.
Rising 8th grade students in Revere Public Schools sit down to discuss their experiences with advisory and to share how it affects their learning to have meaningful relationships with adults.
Laura Tota speaks to two 7th-grade students at Garfield Middle School about their experiences with project-based learning.
Sixty-five years ago, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Brown vs. Board of Education. Chief Justice Earl Warren delivered the Court’s decision, stating that “…in the field of public education, the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place.” It was a seminal moment in public education at the onset of the Civil Rights era. Sixty-five years later, are we still making progress?
Lisa Guisbond, executive director of Citizens for Public Schools, explains why it's time Massachusetts makes the MCAS a thing of the past.