Do retention policies harm students?

03/13/2012 | Education Week

Elementary-school teacher Peter DeWitt in this blog post argues against retention policies, which he believes lower students' self-esteem and teachers' expectations about students' academic potential. Instead of retaining the struggling ones, DeWitt suggests schools work to differentiate instruction, utilize response-to-intervention strategies and adjust instruction to better meet the needs of the whole child.

View Full Article in:

Education Week

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Research Scientist
NWEA
Portland, OR
Instructional Designer, ESL
Imagine Learning, Inc.
Provo, UT
Account Executive, National Accounts
NWEA
Nationwide, SL_Nationwide
Instructional Specialist
Community Training and Assistance Center
Richmond, VA
Senior Associate, School Turnaround
Community Training and Assistance Center
Richmond, VA