Month: <span>February 2011</span>

Sounds good, but so what?

In what may soon prove to be hollow applause, state Education Commissioner Robert Scott was patting Texas on the back today for being the only state to implement all key college and career readiness policies identified by Achieve, a bipartisan, nonprofit education reform organization. These policies include curriculum standards, graduation requirements, assessments, data systems and […]

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Doing the 221 dance

Lifting the 221 class size limit for kindergarten through fourth grade is a politically ticklish issue for some superintendents and legislators alike. That’s because it is an important learning standard for younger students, and it is very popular with parents. According to a recent independent poll by the state’s major newspapers, 61 percent of Texans […]

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