Sunday Reading

In The New York Times Diana Jean Schemo takes a long look at the Denver pay-for-performance experiment that is well worth reading (she also notes that Senator Kerry has now proposed national funds to support similar innovations elsewhere so there are national implications). The Washington Post’s Rosalind Helderman looks at Virginia’s new graduation requirements which have real consequences for students this year. Both are important changes worth watching but considering them together, figuring out how to increase accountability for adults working in schools does seem every bit — if not more — important than accountability for the students. Eduwonk’s not sure that individual pay-for-performance is the way to go, but it’s sure worth innovating to find out.

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