Thought a Brooks column on Fryer’s study of HCZ, 5/10, would be the most important of the year given definitive evidence of the power of good schools to counter the crippling effects of poverty.
I wrote three posts on the KnowledgeWorks 2020 Forecast, the last one, 5/4, suggests that progress will vary greatly depending on local and state political leadership.
On 7/17, I wrote about schools that foster innovation.
Freeconomics is becoming an important in education, 7/10.
Michael Barber gave the most interesting 10 minute presentation I saw this year on 10/28.
Still betting that blended restarts will be key to improvement at scale, 11/1.
Would still like to see a prize for mastery learning—a merit badge approach to student progress. On 11/21 I described one approach.