Rhode Island · School Talk

Stop Forcing Students into Your Schools Over Money

Tim Duffy is the executive director of the Rhode Island Association of School Committees and he wants to see underperforming charter schools close. Seems fair, until we consider the fact that he never calls for the closure of district schools that have quite literally failed generations of students and often perform as badly or worse… Continue reading Stop Forcing Students into Your Schools Over Money

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Prisons Are Now Required to Screen For and Treat Dyslexia; Schools Are Not

Jenny Abamu is an Education reporter for WAMU885, DC’s @NPR station. She recently did a story about dyslexia and the struggle and confusion parents face—her Twitter thread about it caught my eye and I decided to share it with all of you. So glad to see journalists digging into this issue that has plagued schools, and the… Continue reading Prisons Are Now Required to Screen For and Treat Dyslexia; Schools Are Not

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Teaching Reading Is Science. And We Believe in Science, Right?

But it’s science! We hear it all the time whether in debates over climate change or vaccinations. Some even prefer the more certain-sounding phraseology of “settled science.” And if ever there were a battle that should be over once and for all—in the name of science—it is how to teach reading. Phonics is scientifically proven… Continue reading Teaching Reading Is Science. And We Believe in Science, Right?