Category: Education Reform

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What is testing bias?

The Honest Truth About Testing Bias and Manipulation

What is testing bias? Let’s discuss how tests can intentionally impact portions of our population. What is Testing Bias? Testing bias occurs when the process of testing or evaluation results in inaccurate or unfair results. What is Test Manipulation? Test manipulation occurs when the process of testing or evaluation are skewed because of outside interference
Prioritizing Academics over Equity

Prioritizing Academics Over Equity

A judge ruled recently that schools must prioritize student’s ability to advance over promoting equity. Should we be prioritizing academics over equity? What do you think? A Firestorm of Debate A recent ruling by a California judge has ignited a firestorm of debate across the state’s education system. The judged ruled that schools are allowed
Apricus Academy

The Project | Apricus Academy

What is Apricus Academy? The goal of Apricus Academy is to teach kids vital skills they might not receive in traditional education. Find out more about what we are doing! The Life Dream of Opening a School Some of you may already know but I worked in Japan for about eight years. It was my
Unlocking the Power of Language Registers

Getting Stuck: 4 Language Registers and How they Impact Education

Did you know we switch between types of language? They’re called language registers and it’s possible to get “stuck” speaking a particular way? In this article we will discuss how this impacts education. What are Language Registers? Language registers refer to the types of language we speak in any given context, each with its unique
Get a jump start on university by taking community college courses in high school.

6 Reasons You Should Take Community College Courses in High School

Want to get an edge on college? Here’s why you should take community college courses in high school. Why Should You Take Community College Courses in High School? College-bound students assess and reassess their chances of getting into their dream college. Parents and guardians try to ensure they provide everything to succeed. Everyone wants to
Innovative ECE Strategies

10 Innovative ECE Strategies Other Countries Are Using (And We Should, too!)

As we seek to improve education in America, we can look at to other countries and see what innovative ECE strategies they are using for their students. What are other innovative ECE strategies are there? I love to learn about new strategies and pedagogical concepts. I have read all of the information on our CA
The Play Penalty

The Play Penalty

Did you know that underperforming schools have less free time? It’s called, “The Play Penalty”. When Children Can’t Play I teach 7th grade English in South Los Angeles. As I write this, I can tell you that my brain is overloaded. It is March 2023. We started spring semester on January 9th this year. Our