Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jay Mathews dislikes fraudulent courses, but still want schools to use them

...Joseph Hawkins, a veteran education researcher based in Montgomery County, Md., said administrators should check credit-recovery courses for effectiveness. “A kid who, for example, recovers credit in Algebra must actually sit and pass an Algebra exam,” he said.

Creative thinking is needed, Hawkins said. He said high schools could set up an academic plan with a ninth-grader at risk that might take five years, but at a pace they could handle...

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