It’s hard to believe we’re only two weeks into the project and yet we’ve already made such incredible progress. I could not be more proud of the team or pleased with how the build-out for the Primavera Learning Center has gone so far. It truly makes coming to work each day exciting and a real treat for me. Continue reading “Primavera Learning Center Update 4.26.13”
It’s been a dream of mine for quite some time now, but today we finally took a major step towards making it become a reality. After months of planning we finally broke ground on the Primavera Learning Center, a blended learning center that looks to follow in the successful steps of Primavera Online Middle School and High School. Continue reading “Primavera Blended Learning Center Officially Breaks Ground”
It was announced the recently that changes may be on the way for the General Education Development (GED) exams, the long-standing high school equivalency tests that have been in place since World War II for students seeking high school equivalency certificates or diplomas.
States across America have recently begun to enforce higher standards for college preparedness in both math and reading. In an effort to match these new standards, the developers of the GED are now exploring the benefits of converting the traditional pencil and paper test to a more computerized exam…but not without some resistance. Continue reading “Changes Coming for High School Equivalency Tests?”
Students lose an average of 2.6 months of grade-level equivalency during the summer. Said another way, one summer vacation rips two and a half months of learning from the average child.
Research shows that when we stop practicing, procedural skills and facts are most likely to be forgotten. That means math, followed by reading and writing, suffer the most during the lazy days of summer. Continue reading “Summer Learning Matters”
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Rick Reilly, a columnist for ESPN, at a function I attended. Let me preface this by saying that I’m not a very big sports buff, but after we got to talking, he shared with me some of the details of a feature he recently did on an Arizona high school student who had been the victim of bullying.
Continue reading “Chy Johnson: One Student’s Battle With Bullying”
Eighty-five percent of principals believe their first priority is using student performance data to improve instruction . They firmly believe that using information allows teachers to target their skills in order to unleash student potential. There’s just one problem… Continue reading “A Principal’s First Priority”
I love hearing about things like this! More and more schools, cities and states across the U.S. are taking a global approach to education. Delaware governor Jack Markell has pushed for an education reform ever since being elected to office three years ago and it’s great to see some of his well-placed efforts starting to gain momentum. Continue reading “Value-Added Remodeling”