the long hot summer
While Scott McLeod notes that global changes are necessary for our American schools to break out of the old mold, our friends across the pond in England are also considering broad, sweeping edu-reform.
Via Schoolgate from the Times Online comes this report from the IPPR: Thursday’s Child. A quote from the exec summary:
Besides this plan for a more continuous school year, they also indicate an intense discussion of the role socioeconomic disadvantages play in school readiness and motivation – I’d like to read the whole report one day! (It’s behind a pay wall.)