Various forces seem to have converged from different directions to force me to learn something about school improvement, and I, conveniently, have very easy access both to one of the experts and to a practitioner involved in improvement at a particular school. Here are some initial thoughts which may be too obvious for you to bother with. Comments on what I need to learn and how are more than welcome.

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Toy Story II

by John Holbo on February 12, 2009

Just a quick follow-up to my Toy Story post, which got some good comments. [click to continue…]

Don’t Ride Horses on Ecstasy

by Harry on February 12, 2009

Non-Brits will be bemused by this story. This bit, in particular, is odd:

A row broke out earlier this month after Prof Nutt likened the dangers of ecstasy use and horse-riding. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith responded by accusing him of trivialising the dangers of the drug.

On the contrary, if youngsters knew that ecstasy was as dangerous as horse-riding demand would plummet.