Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Nobody Could Have Predicted

Early Ed Watch:

In the resilient schools, poverty still plays a big role, but one that the school has managed to curb. The study identified 18 schools in the district as being resilient because both their poverty and reading levels were above the median. Eighteen schools is not a very big sample, but the patterns among these schools are interesting nonetheless: the resilient schools had higher per-pupil spending and lower student-to-teacher ratios than other schools. It’s unsurprising that spending plays a role: Florida currently ranks last in per-pupil expenditure among all 50 states.

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