Jeff is an English Language Arts teacher at Hillcrest High School in Riverside, California. Over his 14 years in teaching, he has taught at 3 high schools, chaired two departments, and served on several different committees. Recently, Jeff decided to use summative conferencing in his class and learned a lot about his students. In this … Continue reading The Impact of Grades w/Jeff Frieden – TG²Cast Episode 13
An article published by Realtor.com claims 73% of home buyers consider the quality of a school when purchasing a home. Of that number, 78% are willing to sacrifice luxuries such as garages and backyards in order to purchase in an area with better schools. Q: How is the quality of a school determined? Taken from … Continue reading Redefining Quality: Working towards new measures of school achievement
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