With excitement over new gadgets and possibilities, schools and edtech entrepreneurs alike often miss a key step: defining what the ideal student experience should look like absent technology.
Imagine a world where the summer, weekend, and after-school experiences of the poor aren’t as radically different as they are for the rich.
Students enrolled in higher performing high schools, more likely to earn Regents diploma
Thirty-eight states have left either PARCC, Smarter Balanced, or both since 2010
Amanda Ripley and Robert Pondiscio discuss whether poor kids should be taught using the same methods as rich kids. This discussion was part of the New York Times’ Cities of Tomorrow event.
Los Angeles has over 41,000 students on charter school wait lists. But when the school district and teachers union got wind of the Broad Foundation’s plan to help launch schools to serve those students, simmering tensions over charter school expansion exploded.