Saturday, January 19, 2008

Teacher absences are hurting learning

Makes sense:
A year is a long time in a child's education, the time it can take to learn cursive writing or beginning algebra. It's also how much time kids can spend with substitute teachers from kindergarten through high school - time that's all but lost for learning.

Despite tremendous pressure on schools to increase instructional time and meet performance goals, the vacuum created by teacher absenteeism has been all but ignored - even though new research suggests it can have an adverse effect in the classroom. Read More.

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