Students who are held back in third grade because they do not meet achievement benchmarks may experience some positive results, such as higher GPAs, according to a study of almost 1 million students. Researchers, however, say the findings overall show mixed results.
The new school year will bring a new batch of “quiet students,” educator Chrissy Romano-Arrabito writes. She calls for working to understand the “why” behind the quietness and then making a plan to include such students in class.
There are seven questions school principals should ask when seeking “future-ready teachers,” asserts Alan November, a consultant, speaker and former teacher. Questions include how teachers manage professional growth and how they describe their “global network.”
Students attending schools that use personalized learning may post slightly higher test scores in reading and math than peers in other schools, according to a study by the RAND Corp. The findings highlight data from 40 schools.
The international-schools model is growing, with six such schools opening in Washington, D.C., since 2012. Data show English-language learners who attend these schools outperform ELL peers in traditional schools, but the model has drawn criticism from some.
Melissa Greenwood is the director of education content at SmartBrief.
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