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Can tech close 'achievement gap'?

Original post made on Mar 26, 2012

Professionals involved with classroom technology will join in a panel discussion about whether technology can close the academic achievement gap at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Woodside High School.

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Posted by Excellent!
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I have been told that this is shaping up to be an incredible discussion and I have also been told to come early, and make sure you grab a seat. They probably should have planned to have this for two nights, or a larger space.

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Posted by Warren
a resident of another community
on Mar 27, 2012 at 4:38 am

PCF is doing fabulous, inspirational work serving a population who may not attend college without financial support.
This evening's program goes beyond that to serve and educate all of us about the intersection of technology and education. I'm be early to get a seat!

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Posted by Dad in MP
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 27, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Looking forward to a great conversation as well as supporting a wonderful organization (PCF) doing great work in our community.

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Posted by Norman
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm

All studies lead to the tolerance of bad teachers producing education 'gaps'. No amount of technology will overcome the unions keeping incompetent teachers in their positions.

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Posted by Some Guy
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 28, 2012 at 9:12 am

The only thing that can close the achievement gap are good instructors.
It doesn't matter what tools you have if you're not a good instructor.

I have been in K-12 Technology for 10 years. Doesn't matter what tech I put in the teacher's hand if they aren't good at their job. And the truly good teachers, don't need ANYTHING but space to hold class.

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Posted by R.Gordon
a resident of another community
on Mar 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm

SOME GUY......You are some guy. A voice of reason and practicality with a good sense of humor.
I get so tired of the usual defeatist and homespun spirit of the majority of the garden clubs and complaints from the elders here.
You are totally correct about good instructors and the achievement gap.

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