February 12, 2007

Tomorrow's news

Looks like the Aspen Institute's NCLB commission will be presenting its recommendations tomorrow in a live webcast, though I'm not sure if the 9:30 a.m. start time is EST or MST. Update: In the comments, Aspen Institute staff note that the starting time is 9:30 a.m. Eastern time, right at the end of a class for me. Do I put on the conference at the end and invite students to watch?

What I do find interesting is the fact that the key stakeholders who will be present are the chairs and ranking members from both relevant Congressional committees.  No signs of a White House presence at the event. 

My prediction: One recommendation will be for a growth-based AYP, but that's a pretty safe prediction. See my stated concerns about growth models as a Holy Grail for accountability. I also suspect the recommendations will mention flexibility on what happens after identification of schools as needing improvement. Beyond that (especially the Title I set-aside), I have no idea.

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Posted in Accountability Frankenstein on February 12, 2007 10:41 AM |