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Delanoe Johnson

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Take 5:  Brockton students rally at State House for funding reform and more...

Posted by Delanoe Johnson on May 11, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on this week. 

1.) The 74: Analysis: New Study of DCPS Examines Why High-Performing Teachers Leave — and What Can Be Done to Retain Them "In a new Bellwether analysis, we studied DC Public Schools’ teacher exit survey data to figure out why teachers were leaving the district, where they were going, and what DCPS could have done to keep them. By disaggregating the responses by teachers’ latest performance ratings, we were able to zero in on potential strategies for retaining the best educators in the district."

2.) The Baltimore Sun: Child's behavior may be result of trauma, not ADHD "Being quick to diagnose and medicate black youth may be masking the root cause of their challenges. We need to be willing to go to mat to address them and — with intention and resources — to set our children up to live and thrive."

3.) Hechinger Report: 20 judgments a teacher makes in 1 minute and 28 seconds "In a one-minute 28-second period that was filmed in her classroom, Loewenberg Ball counted 20 separate micro moments when she had to decide how to react. She calls them “discretionary spaces,” and in a lecture at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting in April 2018, Loewenberg Ball put a scientist’s microscope on discretionary space to give us all a lesson in how racism and sexism unintentionally creep into the classroom."

4.) The Enterprise: Brockton students rally at State House for funding reform “We recognize that there are gaps for low-income students in the foundation budget formula,” said Cronin, in a statement provided by her office. “Our goal is to implement the recommendations of the foundation budget review commission to provide equity in school funding. This is, and always has been, a priority for the Brockton representatives.”

5.) FierceCEO: Report: Use adaptive, personalized learning to cultivate successful workforce "The report defines adaptive learning as technology-enabled, personalized learning that uses algorithms and artificial intelligence to adapt content to learners’ responses in real time. Personalized learning is instruction tailored to someone based on their interests, job role or experience. Nineteen percent of respondents said most of their learning is personalized, and 55% said they use adaptive learning."

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Take 5:  Filling in this perception gap can really help low-income students succeed...and more!

Posted by Delanoe Johnson on May 4, 2018 11:08:50 AM

Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on this week. 

1.) CISION: Chicago Public Schools and LEAP Innovations Receive $14 Million in Grants from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to Support School-Led Personalized Learning Programs "CZI's grant to LEAP will enable more than 100 schools – both CPS schools and schools throughout the Chicagoland area – to design, pilot, implement or expand strategies that are tailored to each student over the next two years. Funding will support professional learning for principals and teachers throughout design and implementation, classroom resources and the scaling of effective practices schoolwide." New Profit is a proud funder and partner of LEAP Innovations.

2.) New York City Patch: NYC Students Are Fleeing Their Neighborhood Schools, Study Finds "Influential leaders such as Mayor Bill de Blasio argue the racial segregation of New York City's public schools is largely a consequence of where students live. But a new study showing how thousands of students have fled their neighborhood schools raises questions about that argument."

3.) PBS: Filling in this perception gap can help low-income students succeed "For many students at LaGuardia Community College in New York, making it from the first day of school to graduation is a struggle. And they’re not alone. Part of this national problem? We don't have a good idea of who's going to college, and the ways their complex lives and extra costs can trip them up. Hari Sreenivasan reports as part of our series Rethinking College."

4.) Teacher Magazine: What is ‘equity’ in education? "Equity in education is often viewed as equivalence or sameness. A more useful way to view equity is through the lens of ‘fairness’.The Cambridge Dictionary defines equity as ‘the situation in which everyone is treated fairly and equally’. The implication is that equity depends on equality of treatment.But an interesting 2017 article by Yale researchers (Stamans, Sheskin & Bloom, 2017) points to evidence that, in general, people value fairness over equivalence. There are situations in which people view equal treatment as fair, but other situations in which they view unequal treatment as fair. This suggests that, when it comes to ‘equity’, fairness trumps equality."

5.) EdSurgeWhy Competency-Based Education Stalled (But Isn’t Finished) "The phrase “competency-based education” is quite a mouthful, but it was all the rage a few years ago among college leaders looking to expand access to their programs. The idea can sound radical, since it often involves doing away with course structures as we know them, to focus on having students prove they can master a series of skills or concepts one at a time."

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Take 5: The Myth of learning styles and more...

Posted by Delanoe Johnson on Apr 13, 2018 2:37:13 PM
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Take 5: "Middle class families increasingly look into community college" and more...

Posted by Delanoe Johnson on Apr 6, 2018 1:38:06 PM
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