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Ideas

The mismeasure of Misha

My son broke free from the most common therapy for autism. Why is it used on so many kids like him?

Letters

Special-needs bias at BPS cries out for independent oversight

The the Council of the Great City Schools report says, "Inclusion is not a place or program. All classrooms in the Boston Public Schools must be inclusive."

Opinion

Creating classrooms that draw on immigrants’ skills

Their journeys to America have often made them masters at negotiation, problem solving, teamwork, and language.

Ideas

An end run around a college degree

University tuition and student debt skyrocketed as higher education became a prerequisite for many jobs. Now new kinds of credentialing programs are giving big employers a chance to end the madness.

Letters

Students have fallen behind. Then again, what’s the baseline?

Framing the conversation on what is lost distracts from the lessons we learned from the coronavirus pandemic –– namely that our education system was not strong and not equitable to begin with.

Ideas

What we lose when machines do the writing

Schools will surely forbid students to have AI write their papers. But we also need to make sure they understand what they’d be missing if they did outsource that work.

Letters

Urgency over national report card distracts from longstanding challenges

The current framing of learning loss casts burden and blame on students and educators while promoting a notion that if strategies double down on intense interventions and do things faster, progress and achievement would happen.

Opinion

Breaking down silos to help Boston’s children of color

A connected coalition that helps children of color, and gives communities a true voice in the process, can address the root causes of inequities.