Friday, January 22, 2010

A series of suggestions from Mr. O'Connell

Some research and suggestions from Mr. O'Connell this evening:

  • Ed Reform act forbids tracking but allows "abililty grouping" concerns from Fordham Institute about "detracked" students
  • Diplomas Now: does it duplicate what we already have? might it help out?
  • National certification of principals (by National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for 2011, 'though I can find no mention of certifying principals on the site)
  • minimize intrusions and interruptions inflicted on classroom teachers and on instructional time

2 comments:

Neil and Joan said...

Instead of listening to the Fordham Institute school committee memebers should pull out an old book from Jeannie Oakes, Keeping Track: How Schools Structure Inequality.

cascadingwaters said...

While he didn't reference the book, he did talk about the history of studying the issue.