Skip to content

News and Events: Links to what we’re reading this week

February 17, 2012

It’s all about education this week. Click here to learn more about the 100Kin10 initiative to train 100,000 excellent science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers over the coming 10 years and the partners involved—including us.

Kate Hovde

Kate Hovde, Senior Analyst

Education Notes from Kate Hovde

It’s Time for New Ideas in Teacher Training: Penn Graduate School of Education Vice-Dean and friend-of-the-Center, Doug Lynch, had a piece in Edweek on “new” models of teacher training. His observations about such training models being common across other sectors, particularly in the business world, are much in line with our own analysis and thinking, as profiled in Part I of High Impact Philanthropy to Improve Teaching Quality.

Bills Prod Schools to Hold Back Third-Graders: Highlights the importance of addressing K-3 literacy and considerations of state policy changes to retain third-grade students who fail to make literacy benchmarks—though, retention is almost never an effective solution. In both Pathways and our recent holiday giving guide, we highlight other ways donors can help.

Beyond SATs, Finding Success in Numbers: Tina Rosenberg’s “Fixes” column talks about the Posse Foundation, which selects and supports groups of disadvantaged students to achieve college admission and graduation. The Posse model is one of several models for improving post-secondary success that we highlighted on page 51 of Pathways to Student Success.

The New Haven Experiment: a nice example of union/district cooperation to getting the job done. Connecticut is also interesting in that a large group of superintendents have put forth a joint school reform proposal.

Mooresville’s Shining Example (It’s Not Just About the Laptops): This example was mentioned a lot in the Alliance for Education Excellence’s Digital Learning Day.

Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Say: A study showing that while gaps between races have narrowed, there is a widening achievement gap between rich and poor.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 19, 2012 4:26 pm

    Check out this blog to help schools in Detroit get new academic and athletic materials!

  2. February 24, 2012 3:26 am

    New teachers training programs will surely develop the studying process, enabling the students cope with the difficulties on their way of understanding the material. The training programs are of great help for the teachers, as well- every teacher has its own teaching methods, and it is never surplus to apply a new one, escaping the routine.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: