Monthly Archives: February 2013

Does K-12 education need the equivalent of credit scoring?

In their book Seeing What’s Next, Clayton Christensen and his co-authors describe how the invention of credit scoring allowed the financial industry to quickly and easily determine who should get loans. Before credit scoring, banks had to trust the expert  opinion … Continue reading

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“Replacement level” in education

There is a statistic used to evaluate baseball players called WAR- wins above replacement. The statistic is based on the theory that everything a baseball player does on the field contributes in some way to helping or hurting his team’s chances … Continue reading

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Blended learning will bring big changes

Prediction: the rise of blended learning (classes taught partially online, partially in-person) is going to mean big changes for K-12 teachers and students. Teachers: There will be fewer of you- schools will save money by reducing teacher headcount (many charter … Continue reading

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Fordham not pulling punches on NGSS draft 2

The recent Fordham report on the NGSS second draft isn’t pulling any punches. Check out these quotes: “If draft 2.0 were to become the final version of NGSS, only states with exceptionally weak science standards of their own would likely … Continue reading

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NGSS second draft: what now?

Now that the second draft of the Next Generation Science Standards has been released, we have a much better idea of what the final form of these standards will look like. The planned March 2013 release date presumably doesn’t leave … Continue reading

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