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Gentrification, Educational Redlining, and the Urban Neighborhood School

Gentrification, Educational Redlining, and the Urban Neighborhood School

Part 1 of 2 By Kacy Martin For Neighborhood Schools: Two Probable Outcomes of Gentrification Gentrification is rapidly spreading in many of America’s large cities and its relationship with long-time residents and their schools is a complicated one. In this two part series, I will explore some of the common and less common effects of the… Read More »

Districts Continue to Use More Data to Hire Teachers

Districts Continue to Use More Data to Hire Teachers

By Dave Reid Teacher quality matters. Attracting, hiring, developing and retaining high-quality teachers is considered one of the most impactful ways schools can improve student outcomes. Because of this, much has been written about what type(s) of data should be used in teacher hiring and how and why this data has the potential to improve… Read More »

School Punishments and the Over Reliance on Suspensions

School Punishments and the Over Reliance on Suspensions

By Hugh Potter School discipline in the United States has grown more punitive in recent years. More students are being subjected to punishments for minor offenses than in previous years. As a result, students are not able to benefit from the instruction that is taking place in the classroom. Due to this increased use of… Read More »

A New Face of Accountability in New York

A New Face of Accountability in New York

By Jason Burns Earlier this month, the New York City Department of Education unveiled a new accountability system for its schools. Moving against the current of accountability across the country, this new framework de-emphasizes test scores as the primary measure of school success and places greater emphasis on measures of school climate as well as parent, student,… Read More »

Michigan Deemed an Educational Laggard

Michigan Deemed an Educational Laggard

By Jason Burns Recently, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation released its “Leaders & Laggards” report that rates each state’s education system along many dimensions. In most cases, the report’s ratings do not put Michigan’s education system in a positive light. Especially troubling is that the data published by the State of Michigan masks its… Read More »