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Weekend Reads: A controversial campaign to teach students only the math they need

  • Andrew Hacker: The math we ask students to learn in school isn’t the math they need to be taught. (NYT)
  • Hacker’s campaign to overhaul math instruction stems from his experience working with ill-prepared college students. (Slate)
  • What happened to San Diego’s plan to close the racial achievement gap? It’s being implemented, to little effect. (Voice of S.D.)
  • The Democracy Prep charter school network rethought its parental leave policy to improve things for dads. (Fast Company)
  • How “sensory cells” and train maps help a New York City educator teach students with severe disabilities. (Gothamist)
  • Get the fascinating backstory to the 1963 school segregation protests where Bernie Sanders was arrested. (Chicago Reader)
  • Republicans tackled schools for the first time in their debate this week and got a lot wrong. (Politics K-12)
  • One big miss: Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Detroit’s mayor controls its schools. He doesn’t. (MLive)
  • The National PTA parent group comes out against the opt-out movement, saying it won’t fix testing. (Learning First Alliance)
  • Baltimore’s schools police chief was placed on leave after a video showed an officer hitting a student. (Baltimore Sun)
  • A Silicon Valley charter school network gives students their own computers — and mentors. (Hechinger Report)
  • Forget the small schools movement. Meet the Tiny Schools Project, which aims to get ed-entrepreneurs serving just 10 families. (The 74 Million)
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Metrics for evaluating the superintendent say he should identify at least two “enduring systems of oppression” within the district to be dismantled.
“No solo queremos que nuestro maestro regrese, también queremos más maestros que se vean como él.”
La ley les da a las comunidades locales como Adams 14 bastantes opciones para resistir al estado, que ha mandado una reorganización del distrito.
We spoke with 4 students at Denver’s North High about losing teacher Tim Hernández and why teacher diversity matters.
¿Tendrán menos valor los diplomas de Adams 14? ¿Van a cerrar las escuelas? Tenemos respuestas a las preguntas más importantes.
Universal preschool, more money for K-12 schools, and inroads on college access were some of the achievements of the 2022 Colorado General Assembly.