Friday, September 2, 2016

PARCC Results with Ed Commissioner, School Committees + Unions


Panel 
Dave Layman - Moderator
Tim Duffy, Executive Director, RI Association of School Committees
Dr. Ken Wagner, Rhode Island Education Commissioner *
Robert Walsh, Jr., Executive Director, National Education Association RI


Topics
Rhode Island Education Special Topics: 
  • Recent PARCC Results 
    • Achievement gap grows, how do we resolve that? 
    • Some improvement but is it enough? 
  • Empowerment Schools 
    • What’s the point? 
    • Cost? 
    • Teachers Unions on board? If not, why not? 
    • Are they just a hybrid of Charter Schools? 
  • Should RI move towards MA education model? 
    • Some say it’s outdated. If so, how? 
    • Why are MA test scores considerably higher than RI? 
  • Governor’s computer science goals 
    • Are they realistic from a resource and cost perspective? 
    • Do enough teachers truly have the skills to teach CS? 
    • Could those $$ be used somewhere else with better results?

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