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Education Cities’ “Education Equality Index” is a metric with problems

Education Cities has released a new report and interactive data on achievement gaps nationally. They have collected a large national data set and have created a new metric, which they are calling the Education Equality Index (EEI) in order to compare … Continue reading

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“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing ….”

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. — Mahatma Ghandi Here is a venn diagram that summarizes my thinking about this quote. Imagine another large … Continue reading

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When a student is a “bad fit” for a (charter) school

At the American Montessori Society conference last weekend, I sat in on a session about the increasing number of Montessori public and charter schools, which are a minority among Montessori schools–most Montessori schools are still private. This is of particular … Continue reading

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The importance of basic infrastructure, often taken for granted….

From the Chief Innovation Officer at the Acumen Fund: sashadichter.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/ His house didn’t have power for 10 days after Sandy. “The core work of Acumen, where I work, is to support companies that provide basic goods and services – healthcare, … Continue reading

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Post City Year options (your input is wanted!)

My current position with City Year ends in June. I’m currently exploring post-City Year options, which City Year comically refers to as LACY (life after City Year). I have started collecting a (so far very incomplete) list of options for … Continue reading

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