March 26th, 2012

Jimmy Tingle to Host “Are You as Smart as a CRLS Student” Quiz Show

This thursday, bring your general knowledge and trivia smarts out as community members pit themselves against CRLS students in a battle of the brains! Cambridge comedic legend Jimmy Tingle will host the event at the Fitzgerald Auditorium, 7pm-9pm. Here’s an excerpt from the write-up in the Cambridge Chronicle, titled “Jimmy Tingle to host Cambridge Rindge […]

March 16th, 2012

Massachusetts School Improvement Blueprint Addresses Advanced Learners

The new Massachusetts Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a blueprint for statewide school improvement which has evolved out of MA’s Response to Intervention program over the last 5 years. A complete outline of MTSS was recently posted on the Massachusetts Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education website (Fall 2011).

The introduction to MTSS states:

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March 9th, 2012

Research Shows Poverty Creates the Biggest Achievement Gap of All

Jordan Weissmann wrote recently about the poverty gap in the Atlantic — “Occupy Kindergarten: The Rich-Poor Divide Starts With Education”. Here’s an excerpt:

Economic class is increasingly becoming the great dividing line of American education.

The New York Times has published a roundup of recent research showing the growing academic achievement […]