Education, From The Capitol To The Classroom

The Daily Report Card: Switching Student-Teacher Roles

How To Tell When School Turnaround Turns the Corner When it comes to the costly School Improvement Grant (SIG) program, a key plank in the Obama administration’s efforts to fix public education, there is no specific framework for measuring whether the initiative has succeeded or failed. What, exactly, qualifies as “better?” How much time do students, teachers and school communities have to satisfy the demand for “faster?” (

Some 2012 college admissions rates hit new lows Ivy League schools along with some other highly selective colleges and universities have been proudly announcing historically low admissions rates for freshmen entering next fall — as if the figures actually have real importance and meaning. (

Turning Teacher-Student Roles Upside Down The Upside Down Academy is very much in the beta phase. In fact, it’s only been tried out once in a real classroom setting, at the Envision Academy. Just a few weeks ago, students, parents and teachers gathered at the school for what they dubbed “Exhibition Day,” when parents watched the videos, then worked on a few algebra problem. “Parents were getting quite nervous, said Kiera Chase, the blended learning coordinator for Envision, who set up the video production project. “They kept saying, ‘Oh my god, I don’t remember some of this.’” (

St. Mary-of-the-Woods opposes $42 million federal payback request A federal audit says St. Mary-of-the-Woods College should return $42 million in loans and grants made to students between 2005 and 2010, something the college plans to challenge. (


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