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Articles were written by others. Essays are by Tom and close colleagues. All essays are copyrighted by Catalpa. They may be shared on the web as part of the Facebook discussion with full acknowledgment to Catalpa and Thomas A. Wilson.

ARTICLES

Value of School Inspection; 1872 Pennsylvania School Journal    View »

The Report of the Select Men of the Visitation of the Schools. Boston, 1738    View »

ESSAYS

Review of Rothstein's Grading Education   View »

Transforming American School Accountability with the Professional School Visit   View »

Examples of PBI Report Conclusions   View »


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