a through f

Dallas ISD’s SPF Has Many Applications

By Bethany Erickson / January 18, 2017 / 1 Comment

Last week, I wrote about the cockamamie A through F rating system. In a throwaway line, I mentioned talking about vouchers. But before I do that, I need to back up and talk about SPF. No, not the sunscreen (although you should wear some, my doctor says). This is something that I think gives a much […]

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Nobody Likes You: A Through F Gets an F When it Comes To Measuring a School’s Success

By Bethany Erickson / January 12, 2017 / 2 Comments

It’s been about a week since Texas released its first “what-if” A through F grades for school districts and schools — a measure adopted by the last Texas legislature, ostensibly as a way to tell parents how their district and schools were doing. And in that time, 219-and-counting school districts have adopted resolutions against it. […]

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