We can debate the merits of this new world order, but not the reality of it. Computers are inextricably connected to everything we do. That makes it all the more confounding that computer science remains an afterthought in K-12 education across most of the United States.
If you are one who happens to think that the education establishment needs to be shaken up, then Russell Joki is your kind of guy. The new board member for the West Ada School District campaigned on the promise he would provide more scrutiny and accountability, and he has delivered.
The benefits of literature are legion. Books improves vocabulary, organizational skills, and the ability to read, comprehend, and analyze text. Plus, it can provide people with important historical perspective, encourage sympathy for other human beings, and promote appreciation for diversity and understanding of other cultures.
Research indicates that high school students who complete some form of early college are more likely to enroll in college and complete a degree. This is a tremendous opportunity to reach students early and bridge the gap to degree and career readiness.
If the state is not prepared to write the check for necessary resources to support this shift in teaching and learning, perhaps it’s better we wait until we are.
The Supreme Court has never found a state compact void for not getting congressional approval under the Compact Clause. It’s a little difficult to imagine the courts would change their tune in this case.
Wayne Hoffman writes “It has to be made clear that transparency is an important obligation, especially given that K-12 education comprises more than half of the state budget.”