Category: Hardin Coleman

School testing debate looms in Tewksbury

October 5th, 2014 in 2014, Hardin Coleman, Lowell Sun, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Voters at Tuesday’s Special Town Meeting will take up an issue that has polarized parents, teachers and politicians across the nation — the adoption of the Common Core standards and PARCC testing…

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“I think we have to begin to ask whether local control over the educational curriculum in a global economy is still a reasonable approach to education, when our competitors that are outperforming us — Canada, Finland, Singapore and China — are having tremendous success with national curriculums that one can apply universally.”

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Choosing a high school, the ultimate multiple choice test

October 5th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Hardin Coleman, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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They’re learning to speak Latin and Russian. They’re loaded up on advanced placement courses. They’re passionate about riding horses, playing viola, and volunteering…

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“There is clearly no one size fits all. Parents have to ask ‘What do I want for my child?’ The answer is a function of your aspirations, the [child’s] skill set, and your wealth.”

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Report: Low-income students falling behind in Mass. schools

April 29th, 2014 in 2014, Hardin Coleman, NECN, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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A report released Monday by America’s Promise says that while Massachusetts has one of the highest graduation rates in the United States, low-income students are falling behind…

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BPS seeks edge in teacher hiring process

March 3rd, 2014 in 2014, Hardin Coleman, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Officials at Boston Public Schools are looking to improve the odds in their competition with other cities and towns for the best teachers…

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“I think the district has made a series of very smart moves. They are eager to work in Boston and rather than losing them to Framingham or Brookline these kids will be in the BPS hopper. It will give [BPS] a lot of choices and a deeper richer pool … they will have more candidates to choose from. It will end up with the quality of the teaching pool in Boston improving significantly over the next two or three years.”

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Does Your Neighborhood Suck?

December 4th, 2013 in 2013, Hardin Coleman, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Every child deserves a chance in this world, but the zip code a child is born in often determines his or her destiny…

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“The achievement gap has uncovered the opportunity gap. Standardized testing, while it may be flawed, has been useful in that it has shown us economic and racial disparities. Therefore, we should focus on using what we learned from the achievement gaps to narrow the opportunity gap.”

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MAYOR MATTERS: Steady start

November 2nd, 2013 in 2013, Hardin Coleman, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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City finances, economic development, and school reform are key as new mayor takes office…

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Dr. Hardin Coleman

June 19th, 2013 in 2013, Hardin Coleman, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Mayor Thomas M. Menino recently appointed Dr. Hardin Coleman, Dean of Boston University School of Education, to the Boston School Committee…

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‘External Advisory Committee,’ Less So on the ‘Advisory’ Part

December 6th, 2012 in 2012, Hardin Coleman, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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The 27-member group appointed by Mayor Thomas Menino meets again inside City Hall tonight, feeling its way to a proposal that significantly revamps the city’s much-maligned student assignment plan…

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Longer day for more than 5K Mass. students

December 3rd, 2012 in 2012, Hardin Coleman, Newsmakers, WFXT 0 comments

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More than 5,000 students in two Massachusetts public school districts will take part in a three-year pilot program that aims to boost student achievement by lengthening the school day, education officials announced Monday…

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Timetable for school choice overhaul pushed into January

December 1st, 2012 in 2012, Hardin Coleman, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Mayor Thomas Menino on Thursday signed off on a schedule shift for the group he charged with radically revamping Boston’s student assignment system…

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