Top LYS Tweets – June 10, 2019

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.   “An important step toward curbing the privatization of education will…

Top LYS Tweets – June 3, 2019

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.   “Only public schools can deliver on the promise of quality…

Credit Recovery

Recently I was asked, “Does a credit recovery program cheapen a high school diploma?”   That is a great question, that requires a little reflection before answering.  Because the short answer is, “Yes. A credit recovery program does cheapen a high school diploma.”   The complicated answer is,  “Yes. But it doesn’t matter” . Here…

A Reader Writes… EOCs, Credits and Transfers – Part 1

In response to the 5/23/2012 post, “A Principal Asks… EOCs, Credits and Transfers,” a LYS school leader writes: I think the issue is far from moot. The issue is if credit has been granted OR denied by another institution, it is impossible to change the grade on the AAR (Academic Achievement Record, AKA transcript).  …

A Reader Writes… (Morning Homework/ Support Lab – Part 3)

In response to the posts on “Morning Homework / Support Lab,” a reader writes: “Working with teachers is not a bad idea, but this idea puts us back to focusing on the needs of adults instead the needs of kids. We definitely need to focus on the needs of adults, but I think Cain was…

A Reader Writes… (Morning Homework / Support Lab – Part 2)

In response to the posts on “Morning Homework / Support Lab,” a reader writes: “Why couldn’t this time also be utilized for administrators to work with teachers? I believe as instructional leaders we have to model what we want from our teachers and what better way than to work with them on best teaching practices.…

A Reader Writes… (Morning Homework / Support Lab)

In response to the post, “Morning Homework / Support Lab,” a reader writes: “Cain pointed this out to me a while back, and I must admit I was embarrassed to have not seen it myself. It is so incredibly simple, yet profound. When you have a captive audience, make the most of it. In order…

A Reader Writes… (Credit Recovery – Part 3)

In response to the post, “Credit Recovery / Failure Prevention,” a reader writes: “The credit recovery issue is like ‘shutting the gate after the cows are gone.’ You cannot wait one year, two years, or certainly not a third year to implement a freshmen credit recovery strategy. 80% of the third year freshman will have…

A Reader Writes… (Credit Recovery – Part 2)

In response to the post, “Credit Recovery / Failure Prevention,” a reader writes: “Sean, can you (or the LYS readers) give us an elementary version of this?”SC ResponseFirst, LYS readers, the call has been made for your ideas. Send them in. Now, I think the concept is similar with elementary, you just have to make…

A Reader Writes… (Credit Recovery – Part 1)

In response to the post, “Credit Recovery / Failure Prevention,” a reader writes: “As a check, you may want to monitor the number of 3rd year freshmen. I had a conversation just the other day with a school that claimed to implement all of these fantastic credit recovery programs. In a later conversation, the same…

Credit Recovery / Failure Prevention

As you get ready for the start of school, re-think your credit recovery program. Most campuses wait for the end of a semester, when the actual course has been failed (or even worse, when multiple courses have been failed) to address the issue. Don’t wait that long. Use a tiered approach, like the one below,…
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