Daily Archives: 12/18/2013

2013 Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA)

(Community Matters) Reading results of the 2013 Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) – shows Austin performing at better than average urban results but without measurable differences since 2011. The gap between higher and lower performing students is way too high & unsustainable, an admitted problem in Austin and all urban areas.

Notable progress in closing gaps in achievement in urban districts includes:

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Bill Moyers Outraged Over Washington

(Community Matters) Worth watching; he’s right.


Y Combinator Authors SAFE Financing Docs In Lieu of Convertible Notes

(Community Matters) The safe (simple agreement for future equity) is intended to replace convertible notes in most cases, while remaining fair to both investors and founders.

NYTimes Editorial on US Primary Education

nyt education(Community Matters) The NYTimes says we’re way behind and falling further so. It cites inequality in funding and less rigorous teacher training and professionalism as two main contributors to less than average performance in USA student assessment.

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