Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 10:54am
State government internet portals first appeared in the mid-1990s. Like state capitol buildings, state portals share with their historical predecessors the intent to maintain an outpost for doing the public’s business, with the added benefit of collapsing geographical barriers and making government available at the time and place of the citizen’s choosing. This compendium provides a 50-state view of how far states have come in realizing those aspirations.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 2:42pm
Digital technology is a good thing when it comes to motivating today’s students. But it also raises many challenges, the biggest of which involve effectiveness and equality. State, district, and even classroom leaders would serve students, their families, and taxpayers well by creating and sharing policies that thoroughly address technology's effect on these areas.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 9:11am
This publication is a practical resource for implementing a teacher-student data link that supports a range of uses at the local, regional, and state levels. The guide addresses the considerations for linking teacher and student data from multiple perspectives, including governance, policies, data components, business rules, system requirements, and practices.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 11:38am
The Boston School Department has refused to release overall ratings of teacher performance at individual schools, denying families access to potentially powerful information that could shed new light on the quality of instruction.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 12:49pm
For the first time, the U.S. Department of Education has released data on the leading indicators of improvement for SIG recipients, including: student attendance, teacher attendance, advanced course-taking, and more.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 3:53pm
This is already common practice—for example, in gifted classes, honors programs, and Advanced Placement courses. Some teachers group students by ability within classrooms as well, separating the strong math group or the emergent readers.