Linking Family Engagement to Learning
Harvard University – Karen L. Mapp, Ed.D Read more “Linking Family Engagement to Learning (Video)”
Harvard University – Karen L. Mapp, Ed.D Read more “Linking Family Engagement to Learning (Video)” →
From ITHAKA S+R “Setting a North Star: Motivations, Implications, and Approaches to State Postsecondary Attainment Goals”, June 12, 2019. Cindy Le, et.al. Read more “Graphic: Post Secondary Attainment Rates” →
FLAGSTAFF June 26, 2019
The community efforts of the Flagstaff Internship Network will be strengthened this fall with the addition of two staff positions at Coconino Community College and Flagstaff Unified School District.
Coconino Community College (CCC) hired a new Internship Coordinator who began work this week. The coordinator will help the college strengthen opportunities for CCC students to gain real life experience in work-based learning opportunities with local businesses. Read more “Internship Coordination Strengthens” →
From Education Week June 19, 2019. Margaret Pastor – Opinion
A few years ago, an assistant superintendent approached me about the performance of my kindergarten teachers. He had looked at the school’s scores from a commonly used standardized test and had identified an under-performing kindergarten teacher. Read more “Why Standardized Tests Aren’t Working” →
From Why Am I Telling You This? Clinton Foundation, June 17, 2019. Chelsea Clinton
In this episode, Chelsea Clinton sits down with Ralph Smith, managing director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, and Dr. Susan Neuman, New York University Professor of Childhood and Literacy Education, to share stories and strategies on how to help every child reach their full potential.
Listen to the podcast Read more “Too Small to Fail” →
FLAGSTAFF June 20, 2019
Twenty-three Flagstaff area educational leaders began the first unit of the Beat the Odds School Leadership Academy this week. Administrators and aspiring educational leaders from the Flagstaff Unified School District, charter schools, Northern Arizona University, and early childhood educators are participating in the 14-month long program.
The first unit began with world-class education and using strategic thinking to drive high-quality teaching Read more “Educational Leadership Academy Unit 1” →
From The New York Times, June 12, 2019. Thomas B. Edsall – Opinion
From a positive vantage point, meritocracy is “a political system in which economic goods and/or political power are vested in individual people on the basis of talent, effort and achievement.”
Viewed negatively, such a system discriminates against the less highly educated and those who perform less well on ability tests. At the same time, meritocracy privileges an arrogant, complacent and entrenched elite — largely white, increasingly Asian — with the money, resources and connections to jump to the head of the line.