Monthly Archives: March 2014

Interesting, Terribly Disturbing Dropout Data

This interesting data available on the ERDC website shows the dropout rates as a whole, but also shows them disaggregated by grade and by demographics. This is interesting data, but of course it’s also terribly disturbing.  Each data point is … Continue reading

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SBE URGES LEGISLATURE TO ACTION — RESOLVE WASHINGTON’S “HIGH RISK” STATUS ON WAIVER APPLICATION TO MOVE PAST OUT-DATED NCLB REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS ON SCHOOLS

Today, the State Board of Education adopted a resolution calling upon the state Legislature to resolve Washington’s status as a “high risk” state with the US Department of Education.  This designation prevents the approval of the state’s ESEA flexibility waiver … Continue reading

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Vanilla Waivers

Is it really that unreasonable to expect student growth in state test scores to play some role in how we evaluate teachers?  Apparently, a majority of the Washington State Senate thinks so. ******************************************************************************** Vanilla wafers.  They’re subtly sweet, but not … Continue reading

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