Month: February 2014

School Choice in My State? Really?

I am guessing that if one would survey random citizens as they walk the downtown streets in your community asking the question, “Does our state have school choice legislation?”, you would receive some interesting responses. A fair guess would be that most would not be aware of school choice legislation in their state. The Friedman …

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Will and Wisdom

As I consider beginning to work with schools through CACE in both of the areas of improvement and innovation I think it is appropriate to start with the words will and wisdom. Over the years I have observed that effective change in schools is often simply a matter of having the will to do something. …

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CACE

Introducing CACE

The creation of The Center for Advancement of Christian Education (CACE) was announced at the opening session of the 2013 Andreas Center Conference at Dordt College on Thursday evening, October 31.  The center aims to help innovate, improve, sustain, and promote Christian education at the primary, secondary, and college/university levels. Learn more about CACE’s creation, …

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The Not-So-Common Core?

It is difficult to subscribe to any type of education newsfeed without seeing an article, blog post, or political response (for/against) the Common Core State Standards. What began as a seemingly unified attempt to address the United States’ “middle-of-the-pack” performance on international tests (e.g. PISA, TIMSS) as well as create a rigorous set of national …

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