Tag Archive for achievement gap

I want my high-tech classroom to help, not hinder in closing achievement gaps

I’m about to complete my 25th year as a high school teacher. I could be finishing out my career by lying low and coasting on the same lesson plans and methods I’ve always used—but I’m not. Instead, I’m finishing year three of creating a classroom that is in step with the ever-developing technological advancements of the 21st century by personalizing… Read more →

Massachusetts: An education fairy tale tempered by hard truths

We all hold up Massachusetts as the gold standard in K-12 education and in many ways, it is. (I even wrote a blog entitled, “Be Like Mass.”) The state where public education got its start tops the rankings year after year and was a pioneer in reform long before most other states shook off the cobwebs and started making needed changes to… Read more →

Support the Student Who Decides ‘College Isn’t For Me’

Cierra Ford came to dread the inevitable question asked of all high school seniors this time of year: “Where are you going to college?” It got to the point in which she would just rattle off the names of a few colleges she never even considered, just to appease the well-meaning adults in her life who assume every bright senior… Read more →

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