Some schools understand the value of data

In this small suburb outside Milwaukee, no one in the Menomonee Falls School District escapes the rigorous demands of data. Custodians monitor dirt under bathroom sinks, while the high school cafeteria supervisor tracks parent and student surveys of lunchroom food preferences. Administrators record monthly tallies of student disciplinary actions, and teachers post scatter plot diagrams…

“Engagement isn’t necessarily a recipe for academic gains”

At schools around the globe, girls outscore boys, and bored students are better test takers than their more motivated peers. These topsy-turvy observations are the latest findings in a report from the Washington-based Brookings Institution, research that is part of a long-running series that aims to put a finger on the pulse of academics in…

11 Atlanta educators convicted of racketeering

Diane Buckner-Webb (Dunbar Elementary School teacher) * Guilty of racketeering * Guilty of two counts of false statements Donald Bullock (Usher Collier Heights elementary testing) * Guilty of racketeering * Guilty of two counts of false statements * Guilty of one count of false swearing * Acquitted of one count of false statements Pamela Cleveland…