by Michael Regnier
A candid Julie Greenberg: “Teacher prep value-added models aren’t even at stage 1.0.”
Matt Di Carlo cares about civility more than he cares about children.
Is the Harlem Children’s Zone a “little Finland”? First in a series. (Disc: HCZ’s Geoffrey Canada is a Charter Center board member.)
A paper from Jobs for the Future argues for “Adding College-Course Completion to K-12 Accountability Systems,” a hot topic in this NCLB waiver season. Ah, but there are different ways to “complete” an AP or IB course, some of them easily gamed.
Classroom tools: Achievement First’s online resource library is open to anyone.