Why do reformers want other people’s children in overcrowded classes?

Steven Singer finds that there is a missing ingredient in the present discourse about School Reform. Reformers think they have made great strides if they open more opportunities for choice. What reformers have not been willing to do is to guarantee that every child has the right to an excellent education. We know what excellent […]… Continue reading Why do reformers want other people’s children in overcrowded classes?

This “school” delivers low-level instruction and gets terrible results

The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) has collected hundreds of millions of dollars from Ohio taxpayers to pay for online schooling st home. The owner of ECOT makes large campaign gifts to legislators. The “school” delivers low-level instruction and gets terrible results. High attrition, low test scores, and (according to the New York Times) the […]… Continue reading This “school” delivers low-level instruction and gets terrible results

Yoga picture books for children!

Breathe in………breathe out…….now STREEETTTCCCHHH your arms up to the sky. Bring them in front of your chest and….Namaste. Just typing these words relaxes me and quiets my mind. I found yoga for the first time while training for the Chicago Marathon in 2003, and used it then as a forced flexibility practice on […] via Top… Continue reading Yoga picture books for children!

Reading levels are the product of two factors: how well kids can read, and how hard the books are

For generations, reading experts have told teachers that they had to teach students to read at their instructional levels. Teachers were admonished that if they taught children with books that were too easy, there would be nothing for the kids to learn. If they taught with books that were too hard, then the reading instruction… via… Continue reading Reading levels are the product of two factors: how well kids can read, and how hard the books are

Los Angeles Unified has unanimously approved a dyslexia resolution for the 2017-2018 school year

CONTACT NAME: Rick Smith FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PHONE: 410-296-0232 E-MAIL ADDRESS: rsmith@dyslexiaida.org Baltimore, MD, June 22, 2017— The board of education for the country’s second largest school district, Los Angeles Unified (LAUSD), has unanimously approved a dyslexia resolution for the 2017-2018 school year. The resolution, “Recognizing and Addressing the Educational Implications of Dyslexia in LAUSD… via… Continue reading Los Angeles Unified has unanimously approved a dyslexia resolution for the 2017-2018 school year