Rural Schools

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency based learning – Education Article

Ragan Toppan, a junior at Deering High School, took part in a walkout last fall to protest a change in the school’s grading policy. Kelly Field, for The Hechinger Report This past fall, Ragan Toppan, 16, walked out of her Algebra II class at Deering High School to protest her school’s recent switch to standards-based grading. Toppan, a junior at the high school, was angry that the administration hadn’t sought student input about the change, and worried that a switch…

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Larry Lee: The Rape of Washington County, Alabama – Education Article

  Larry Lee is a native Alabamian who is an expert on rural schools. A few years ago, he wrote an excellent report about the rural schools of the state and how communities help them, take care of them, treasure them. When he learned that the state charter officials granted a charter to a Gulen school in Washington County, he did some checking and this is what he found.  “If you are looking for peace and quiet and not many…

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