Daily Archives: April 14, 2014

Do I Need to Call Your Mommy?

In schools across Texas and the United States there is a standing unwritten policy that requires teachers to contact parents regarding concerns about behavior and grades in their classroom. On the surface this looks like a good philosophy, which it … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: American Statistical Association Issues Caution on Use of VAM

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The central feature of the Obama administration’s $5 billion “Race to the Top” program was sharply deconstructed and refuted last week by the American Statistical Association, one of the nation’s leading scholarly organizations.…

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Talk This Way: unpacking the slang stigma

Originally posted on College In The Cornfield:
Tomorrow I will be beginning my “Grammar and Politics of the English Language ” class which will be: An examination of the structures and forms which currently govern standard usage of the English…

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New Study Finds That Early Childhood Care and Education Has Lasting Effects

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This article reports on a long-term study of the lasting effects of early childhood education. ? The article is misleadingly titled “Project to Improve Poor Children’s Intellect Led to Better Health, Data Shows.”…

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