New study from NEPC “Does class size matter?”

On February 18, 2014, in School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

A new study from the National Education Policy Center shows the evidence in the benefits to smaller class sizes. Claiming that larger class sizes affect not only student’s immediate learning, but also their long term human capital, recommendations for schools include considerations for student’s learning while balancing efficacy and cost-effectiveness. Find the study here.

Recent Changes to Postsecondary Governance

On October 3, 2013, in Higher Education, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

Postsecondary Governance Recent Changes,  between 2011 and 2013, five states transformed their postsecondary governance systems: California, Connecticut, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington. California disbanded its coordinating board, while the other four states modified the scope and roles of their coordinating boards. This document provides a brief summary of the governance reforms and links to relevant […]

Four decades of failed school reform

On October 3, 2013, in School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

From the Washington Post, author Patrick Welsh recounts his experiences with school reforms over the last forty years in his time as an English teacher. Article found here.

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