Kris Amundson on why you should never try a new hairstyle on your wedding day… and other thoughts from the Iowa caucus debacle.
Alex Spurrier on what to think about President’s Trump’s education proposals in his State of the Union.
Aaron Garth Smith takes a look at open enrollment policies. It strikes me that open enrollment might be the low-hanging fruit of the school choice debate.
Testing opt-ins? There’s been a 60 percent increase in Advanced Placement participation rates over the last decade, with especially strong growth for black and Hispanic students. Catherine Gewertz has 7 key takeways from the latest results.
“Students of all racial/ethnic groups learn more from teachers with high grading standards, and these standards tend to be higher in schools serving more advantaged students.” That’s the main conclusion from a new study by Seth Gershenson looking at the importance of teacher expectations.
Finally, Conor Williams has a balanced take about the recent RAND study on community schools in NYC:
You should care about getting a kid dental care b/c it’s good for her and she doesn’t deserve to suffer. You also shouldn’t pretend like your answer to deep inequities in US public education is “get kids dental care.”
Do both. Obviously.
— Conor P. Williams (@ConorPWilliams) February 4, 2020
–Guest post by Chad Aldeman