On the Web: KIPP Conversations and Local Test Scores
Here's what other people are saying about Jay Mathews this week:
GothamSchools: Among those who have commented on Elizabeth’s post about journalist Jay Mathews’ seven KIPP myths are one of the charter school chain’s most vocal critics; a graduate of a KIPP school in Philadelphia; and Mathews himself. It’s a vibrant discussion and one you should check out. Continue reading this post on GothamSchools.
mySA: At the invitation of a lawyer friend, I went to hear Jay Mathews, a Washington Post education reporter who has written extensively on the charter school's innovative curriculum...Mathews said KIPP's rigorous accountability changes the attitude of inner-city, working-class parents whose previous expectation might have been only that their public school be safe and that teachers be nice.
Continue reading this post on mySA.
DC Examiner: That Maryland and Virginia score so well on College Board’s list of AP achievement is in no small part owing to Jay Mathews’ celebrated Challenge Index—a school ranking based on availability of AP and International Baccalaureate classes in local high schools. Parents love rankings, and schools—and school systems—beefed up their AP and IB offerings in order to ascend the Challenge Index ladder in the greater D.C. area. Continue reading this post on DC Examiner.
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| February 11, 2009; 1:49 PM ET
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