On the Web: Jay's Book, KIPP Thoughts
Here's what other people are saying about Jay Mathews this week:
Innovating from the Bottom-Up: I'm into page 107 of Jay Mathews' book which chronicles the experience of two young teachers - Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin - who've transformed the lives of hundreds of low-income, at-risk elementary school students. It's an extraordinary example of innovation from the bottom-up and although I'm just about one-third through the book, I can't resist juxtaposing the emerging elements of this success story against Kuczmarski's recommendation for a nation's equivalent to a Chief Innovation Officer. Continue reading this post on bottomupinnovation.blogspot.com.
Readerbuzz: I always love to read about schools where kids do well. This is one such story...KIPP offers answers to improving student achievement among poor children, but the answers are not easy. Continue reading this post on readthing.edublogs.org.
DC Teacher Chic: In a post on his blog, Jay Mathews highlighted the emerging partnership between Chancellor Rhee and KIPP DC, a network of charter schools. Continue reading this post on dcteacherchic.blogspot.com.
Daily Howler: Like Mathews, we think the guys who founded KIPP did a very good thing. But let’s rework an earlier question: Have you ever seen anyone try to explain what KIPP’s test scores actually mean? Again, we’ll offer a mordant thought: Our national discourse is just as “impoverished” as the good, decent kids in those classrooms. Continue reading this post on dailyhowler.com.
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