This Week @DonnellKay - Playing Catch-up on the Ravitch-Brooks-Bruce Randolph Debate
It was another fairly quiet week at Donnell-Kay, given Monday’s holiday. But the ed news didn’t seem to stop, despite vacations and the general midsummer lull.
What we’re working on…
Innovative New Schools:
DKF’s executive director Tony Lewis quoted in The Denver Post: DPS OK’s teacher’s new charter
Tom Vander Ark: How to double learning time
THE Journal: The disruption of blended learning
What we’re reading…
Denver’s Bruce Randolph School stayed firmly at the center of the Diane Ravitch vs. Reformer debate this week. After Ravitch singled out the school in a late May New York Times op-ed, others came to its defense. Then, this week, columnist David Brooks slammed Ravitch (no mention of BR), sparking a letter from Ravitch and a Paul Tough NYT Magazine piece, the latter which does mention Bruce Randolph. Phew! Tired? Guess what: the debate isn’t over yet. The New York Times promises more about this in Sunday’s Review section.
If you need to play some catch-up, click away:
Ravitch: Waiting for a School Miracle
Brooks: Smells Like School Spirit
Tough: No, Seriously: No Excuses.
Ed Sector’s take: The Bruce Randolph Rorschach Test