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Floden calls federal guidelines for schools “unrealistic”

Floden calls federal guidelines for schools “unrealistic”

According to recent data, an increasing number of Michigan schools are not meeting the rising expectations of the federal government’s No Child Left Behind act. These findings, determined by the act’s Adequate Yearly Progress, are based on students’ standardized test scores. These rising AYP requirements could threaten thousands of schools with potential sanctions. Robert Floden, co-director of the Education Policy Center at… Read More »

Finding a fair way to evaluate teachers

As pressure for more teacher accountability builds, states (and school districts) have been searching for the best evaluation methods. Many say classroom observation won’t suffice for measuring teacher quality. Many educational leaders fear using student test scores doesn’t work either. As noted in a recent Detroit News article, Robert Floden says research on using value-added… Read More »

School for teen moms: Weighing the costs & benefits

Catherine Ferguson Academy, a school for parenting teens and their young children in Detroit Public Schools, could be closed by the district unless a charter operator takes over. Robert Floden, co-director of the Education Policy Center at MSU, says research shows children exposed to early childhood education are more successful later in life. But how… Read More »

Tune in: Live Detroit Free Press web chat on governor’s education plan

Tune in: Live Detroit Free Press web chat on governor’s education plan

University Distinguished Professor of education Robert Floden will be part of a panel discussing Gov. Rick Snyder’s education reform proposals on www.freepopinion.com at noon Tuesday, May 3. The live web chat, called Tuesday Talk, will focus on what hurdles the governor must face to make his education plan a reality. Besides Floden, co-director of the… Read More »

Homework recommendations

Education Policy Center co-director Robert Floden shares information in Detroit Free Press article about making homework more rewarding for students.