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What Makes Boys Form Good “Working Alliances” with Teachers?
In this intriguing Kappan article, Michael Reichert (Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives) and Richard Hawley (headmaster emeritus of University School in Cleveland) describe their study of thousands of secondary-school teachers and male students in six countries. Their conclusion: relationships are the key to adolescent boys’ success in school: “[R]elationship does not…Continue
Gates's altered stance
Though widely viewed as a critic of teachers and their unions, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has begun reaching out to both in new ways, writes Linda Shaw in The Seattle Times. It is putting less emphasis on test-score metrics, and it strongly supports the notion that a fair evaluation of teachers requires multiple measures. About five years ago, Gates thought the best way to improve teachers was to "get rid of 10-20-30 percent of…Continue
The Core of the matter