Why are we still asking questions about students repeating or being retained in the 21st century?

I was requested to publish an updated post on the research around students repeating or being retained in the same level class. This post was first published some 3 years ago and surprise surprise the issue hasn’t gone away.  In summary I reported then, using  a research article by Helen McGrath on the topic titled: “To Repeat… Read more“Why are we still asking questions about students repeating or being retained in the 21st century?”

School Readiness or Not

Recently Elsternwick Primary in partnership with Bayside Council hosted a talk by Kathy Walker on school readiness. This annual event is always  popular with over 50 people present. Kathy Walker is a noted early years educator who works in schools and kindergardens. My intent in writing this posting is not to summarise Kathy’s… Read more“School Readiness or Not”

Elephants on the Table!

Ever been to a meeting where some “elephants” were raised from under the table?  Well at a recent staff meeting two elephant type issues were raised: student’s repeating classes and teacher roles and how allotment decisions are made.  I have previously made comment on students repeating and had the leadership team read… Read more“Elephants on the Table!”