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Greatest Hits & Biggest Misses in Education 2010
posted by: Megan | December 27, 2010, 05:06 PM   
BEST Education Events of 2010

  1. Release of high-profile movies that illuminate America's education crisis and failure, especially Waiting for Superman, as well as The Lottery and The Cartel.
  2. Los Angeles Times publishes teacher evaluations based on test scores.
  3. Ratification of the Washington, DC, teachers' union contract.
  4. The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) published "Achievement Effects of Four Early Elementary School Math Curricula: Findings for First and Second Graders," as well as first-year findings of an ongoing study of professional development for middle-school math teachers.
WORST Education Events of 2010

  1. Stimulus dollars for education were mainly spent on avoiding layoffs.
  2. Adrian Fenty lost the DC mayoral primary, followed by the departure of schools chancellor Michelle Rhee.
  3. Governor Charlie Crist's veto of the Florida tenure reform bill.
  4. The demise of the District of Columbia opportunity scholarship program.
BEST and WORST Education Events of 2010

  1. "Race to the Top"

Depending on your perspective, this list would vary dramatically. Take a minute and you can vote on the website Education Next.

Originally posted by Alix on AAE's website.

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