I haven’t been posting here lately because I plowed myself into a long and involved writing project at SchoolMattersMKE, the group blog focusing on education and schools in the Milwaukee area.
To make a long story short–and it is a long story, about 6,000 words all told–there is a class of students in the Milwaukee Public Schools whose achievement is invisible. Worse, when you try to make the invisible visible, it becomes clear that these students’ achievement is abysmally low, far lower than the already low scores you find among a lot of MPS students.
So in a three-part series, I look at just how badly those students do, what some possible implications may be, and what some specific suggestions are to change the situation. I hope you’re willing to check it out, and pass it on to anyone you know who is interested in MPS and might have influence over policy.