Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Nobody Could Have Predicted

Palo Alto Online:

California Star Test results shot up this spring for students in the Stanford-sponsored charter school, East Palo Alto Academy Elementary School.

But results of the May test, posted last week, were too late to save the three-year-old school.

Citing poor academic performance, trustees of East Palo Alto's Ravenswood City School District voted April 22 to shut down the charter school. It closed its doors in June.

Watch out for the torrent of apologies and condolences from the right side of the ed reform blogosphere.


Dina said...

UGH. Heartbreak. That's Linda Darling Hammond's baby, isn't it?

Tom Hoffman said...

I think she failed the maternity test for the elementary school but was more involved with the high school (which wasn't closed).