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Education blog worth a look

Post by David Seago on Oct. 22, 2007 at 12:08 pm |
October 22, 2007 12:08 pm

For readers who follow school-reform efforts in Washington and elsewhere, a new blog created by the Partnership for Learning is worth checking out. (Find the blog here)

The latest post today, for example, links to a story about New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to provide bonuses to teachers who succeed in raising test scores in high-poverty schools. Bloomberg hopes to get around union opposition by basing the bonuses on each school’s performance rather than the results in individual classrooms. Each school’s teachers would divvy up the bonus.

The Partnership is an offshoot of the Washington Roundtable, a group that represents the state’s larger businesses and has strongly backed the standards-based reforms, including the WASL, that the Legislature launched more than a decade ago.

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