Jared's Blog – August 2007 Archive (4)

"The Achievement Gap" and real impacts

This week I'm writing a series on technology and "The Achievement Gap"

on my social desktop. This is the third part of the series which takes

concepts introduced by "'The Achievement Gap' and culture", and

distinguishes between established methods for addressing the problem

and making real changes. In my last article I promised to go more into

technology, but it seems that the problem I'm addressing needs more

distinction… Continue

Added by Jared on August 9, 2007 at 9:35pm — No Comments

"The Achievement Gap" and culture

This week I'm writing a series on technology and "The Achievement Gap" on my social desktop.

This is the second part of the series which takes concepts introduced by

"The Achievement Gap" and puts them into a larger cultural context.



Administrators and educators in the United States are faced with

balancing federal mandates like the "No Child Left Behind Act" and

state concerns… Continue

Added by Jared on August 4, 2007 at 5:36pm — 2 Comments

The Achievement Gap

This week I'm writing a series on technology and "The Achievement Gap" on my social desktop.

This is the first part of the series which introduces the concept of

"The Achievement Gap" and some methods high level administrators are

using to combat the problem.







"The Achievement Gap" is a theory that observes educational performance

of children in the United States in… Continue

Added by Jared on August 3, 2007 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Tough Choices or Tough Times

There does seem to be some evidence that shows US schools are starting to lose competitive edge internationally.



"A

swiftly rising number of American workers at every skill level are in

direct competition with workers in every corner of the globe. While our

international counterparts are increasingly getting more education,

their young people are getting a better education as well. American

students and young adults place anywhere from the middle to the… Continue

Added by Jared on August 1, 2007 at 5:01pm — No Comments

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