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Four-Day School Weeks – What Might They Mean for Tutors?

On June 21, 2011, in Education, Education Industry, Teaching, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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What are some of the impacts of four-day school weeks on tutoring? For many tutors the shift may result in new opportunities, with few downsides.

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Education Heartbreaker: It’s Not You, It’s Poverty

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It sounds like something from a bad breakup. “It’s not you, its poverty.” Or, at least, that’s what some education reform advocates, including Stephen Krashen, are saying about student performance. A contributor for the Schools Matter blog, Krashen believes that our country performs poorly on international test results such as the PIRLS because, compared with […]

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The Truth About Learning in 21st Century America [Cartoon]

On October 27, 2010, in Assessment, Education, Education Industry, Test preparation, by Prashant Kaw
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This is an amazing cartoon and captures how we often feel about the current education system. I thought it deserved to be shared on our blog. The artist, Daivd Horsey originally published this under the title Dismal Learning is Not the Path to Success. You can check out some more of his cartoons on his […]

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Study Finds New Orleans’ Student Performance Doubled After Katrina

On October 21, 2010, in Assessment & Testing, Education, In The News, standardized testing, by Shannon Sweetser
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After the initial aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, it was difficult to predict how it would change the lives of students in New Orleans. After all, when your city is in shambles and many livelihoods rely on the rebuilding process, I’m sure it’s hard to imagine going back to school and returning to normal life ever […]

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Why the New Space Race Starts in the Classroom

On October 14, 2010, in Assessment, Assessment & Testing, Education, by Shannon Sweetser
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“We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we […]