Monthly Archives: February 2013

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
There is no Google map for reformers to follow in turning around low-performing classrooms, schools, and districts. Nor have researchers been better than MapQuest.  They have plotted out multiple…

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Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Districts have again become the darlings of school reformers. Where once reformers, past and present, skipped back and forth lining up their cross-hairs on the best targets  for improving…

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Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
“History doesn’t teach lessons, historians do.”  Because historians interpret the past they often disagree, even revise, the meaning of events from the French Revolution to the American Civil War…

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Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Yes, the rate for U.S. students graduating high school reached 78 percent in 2010, the highest since 1970. And furthermore, dropout rates has fallen to three percent,  its lowest…

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Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Hard as it is for me to keep up with the spread of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in higher education and the sizable issues accompanying how they are…

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Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Farris-Berg is lead author of Trusting Teachers with School Success: What Happens When Teachers Call the Shots. She is a Senior Associate with Education Evolving, a policy design shop…

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The Most Expensive Game of “Kick the Can” in History

Last week when Judge Dietz made his ruling he set into motion what could be a very expensive process. I applaud Judge Dietz for his bold and correct decision. When he issues the written statement to support the ruling that … Continue reading

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The Fragile United States of America

The following passage is from John Piper’s Book: The Roots of Endurance p.79-80 One of the pervasive marks of our times is emotional fragility. It hangs in the air we breathe. We are easily hurt. We pout and mope easily. … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Farris-Berg is lead author of Trusting Teachers with School Success: What Happens When Teachers Call the Shots. She is a Senior Associate with Education Evolving, a policy design shop…

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And the Verdict is…..Failure!!

Yesterday, Judge Dietz delivered a verdict on the latest in a series of law suits brought by school districts against the State of Texas. The lawsuit was set into motion two years ago when the Legislature decided to cut 5.4 … Continue reading

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