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


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.