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Extra Credit: The Rise of the Parent-Janitor Conference

by Liz Dwyer

April 1, 2011


In a recent townhall meeting, President Obama critiqued his own policies on standardized testing.

An anonymous adjunct faculty member, Professor X, claims college isn't for everyone. He's penned a tell-all book, In the Basement of the Ivory Tower: Confessions of an Accidental Academic, detailing his teaching experiences on open admissions campuses.

Looking for a completely online K-12 school experience? Louisiana's first virtual charter school is now signing up students.

The debate over district size hindering student achievement roars on. Pundit RiShawn Biddle says we need to return to the days of the one-room schoolhouse.

A bit of levity comes to the ritual of the parent-teacher conference. Have you had your parent-janitor conference yet?

Extra Credit is a daily round-up of what we're reading at GOOD Education HQ.

photo cc via Flickr user SEIU Local 1

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Extra Credit: The Rise of the Parent-Janitor Conference