Online instruction that supplements in-class work shows some promise, but will school district officials be aware of the benefits and potential pitfalls as they implement it? This was Sharon Iorio’s topic for last week’s column.
Recent actions by Governor Kelly and the Kansas Legislature are a good 1st start, but the school funding battle is not over, wrote Sharon Iorio in last week’s column.
We’re not out of the woods yet. In fact, several proposals before the Kansas Legislature would actually make the school funding situation worse, wrote Sharon Iorio in last week’s column.
Charter schools can work, but only with effective state oversight, wrote Sharon Iorio in last week’s column
The Teach for America program was designed to give liberal arts college majors an alternative path to teaching. Results have been mixed, wrote Sharon Iorio in last week’s column.
Public schooling is moving to a “mix, match, and customize” model. What are the options in Kansas–and do they work, asked Sharon Iorio in last week’s column:
Advocates of charter schools say they increase efficiency and accountability. Critics say they decrease both. The actual results of the experiment are mixed. Sharon Iorio weighed the pros and cons in last week’s column
New programs offer skill development and career training for students who choose not to attend four-year colleges. However, state budget cuts threaten to short-change them, wrote Sharon Iorio in last week’s column.
Some legislators argue that Kansas’ school funding problems can be fixed by amending the state constitution. Not so fast, wrote Sharon Iorio in last week’s column.
Welcome new IK contributor Dr. Sharon Iorio! In her inaugural IK column, Dr. Iorio explains why teachers didn’t strike– and why the Kansas Constitution’s provisions for suitable education should not be repealed.