Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Improving low performing schools

Here's an article on research about improvement in low performing schools. The article is found in Education Week. Here's my comment:

I would like to point out that one thing that is not mentioned here is homework. I think everyone should ponder that point. At one point, the article says "Improving schools tended to combine strong leadership and data use with strategic teacher recruitment, management, and 'intensive' professional development." We need to keep in mind that the solutions lie within the school building, not outside of it, and that by depending so much on factors outside the teacher's control, homework can diminish rather than enhance success.

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Dr. Kenneth Goldberg, is the author of The Homework Trap: How to Save the Sanity of Parents, Teachers, and Students, published by Wyndmoor Press.

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