Closing the Gap in Student Performance Part 2

Teaching Practice

So, we come back to the issue of time on task.  Here in Florida we experimented with classes that tripled the time for low performers within the school day to work on reading and/or mathematics since these are the core skills needed and the subjects of accountability tests.  We called these efforts immersion programs, and […]

January 5, 2018

Closing the Gap in Student Performance Part 1

Teaching Practice

No Children Left Behind is the current, national priority in K-12 public education.  And, while there are sub-text strategies and objectives, what it all boils down to is how to close the persistent gap by raising skills of the lowest student performers.  Yet, it seems that the current strategies are doomed to failure as they […]

January 3, 2018