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The Top 5 Blog Posts of 2017

It's been a great year for the blog. We've increased our viewership by 144%, we've featured a number of amazing guest writers, and we've truly enjoyed engaging in some exciting conversations around education and equity. To cap off 2017, we're rounding up our most popular blog posts of the year. Let's take a look.


5.) Flexible School Schedules – Old Problem, New Solutions

EPL Program Director Diana Lebeaux shows how even the most highly-constrained schools can redesign their schedule to better suit students' needs.

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4.) Put Us In the Room Where It Happens: Teacher-Driven Shifts To Mastery

Christy Kingham at the Young Women's Leadership School of Astoria in New York shares how her school made the shift to a mastery-based model that gives students a variety of opportunities to master their skills.


3.) Why School Quality Measurement is an Equity Issue

James Noonan shows how standardized testing contributes to school segregation, and how MCIEA's School Quality Measures framework seeks to change that.

2.) Creating Equitable and Curiosity-Filled Classrooms through Students' Questions by Andrew P. Minigan

Andrew Minigan of the Right Question Institute shows how the Question Formulation Technique helps students form questions to help drive their learning.

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1.) Beyond Test Scores by James Noonan

MCIEA Project Director James Noonan introduces the School Quality Measures, a new measurement system that provides more nuance and authenticity when gauging school performance.