Nikki is a veteran educator, librarian, Educational Know-how Facilitator and ISTE Librarians Community President Elect. A compilation of news articles about charter faculties which have been charged with, or are highly suspected of, tampering with admissions, grades, attendance and testing; misuse of funds and embezzlement; partaking in nepotism and conflicts of curiosity; participating in complicated and shady actual estate deals; and/or have been partaking in other questionable, unethical, borderline-legal, or illegal actions.
In case you’ve read this article from the spring of 2015, you realize my students are tremendous enthusiastic about their Genius Hour time they usually have absolutely blown me away with what they’ve become experts on. I also reference the significance of scholar led learning and Genius Hour in my TEDx Discuss , and in this post I wrote for ISTE 2016.
I used it final week at a presentation at NACAC , and a number of other people requested me if I had an update on it, in order soon as I obtained dwelling, I pulled down the data and started visualizing it. It’s beneath, and it ought to be self-explanatory: Of the 1,943 4-yr establishments shown, only 18 admit less than 13% of freshman applicants.
This is what all the time baffles me concerning the ed reform movement, they by no means say, you know what we’ve got to pay academics extra, much more, and they by no means say let’s take some stress off teachers, lighten their work hundreds, give them more sources, let’s again them up with self-discipline or you already know common sense things that academics have been begging and clamoring for.
More Hanover residents and Lee-Davis Excessive Faculty and Stonewall-Jackson Middle College group members and alumni started talking up. For example, an alumnus named Ryan Leach, started this effort on fb which includes an eloquent and compelling statement as to why the names ought to be changed, and which led to this bigger petition addressed to the College Board.