Jul 10, 2012

Update on Social Promotion

This poignant post from Michael Goldstein ends with a few policy thoughts that largely support my previous post.

Goldstein’s second point is worth highlighting:

Anyway, in a small school, large-scale research isn’t the key determinant anyway. The team’s implementation is.

On the same day that Shanker Blog ...

Jul 10, 2012

Ranked Likert-Scale Visualization

Update

See below for more information now that Ethan Brown has weighed in with some great code.

A recent post I came across on r-bloggers asked for input on visualizing ranked Likert-scale data.

I happen to be working on a substantial project using very similarly structured data so I thought ...

Jul 09, 2012

Work Place Liberty in the Context of Education

How can we tell if principal directives are fair to teachers?

There has been a great conversation circling some blogs I read over the last week about liberty in the work place.1 Issues of fairness in the work place are a constant in today’s education conversation. Whether some ...

Jun 13, 2012

Algorithms: Design and Analysis Part I

Day one of a MOOC I thought I would take. I enjoyed it, but never continued because of the time committment.

Jun 07, 2012

Fixing Dyer Street

With little public investment Dyer Street can become one of the most important streets in Providence.