Daily Archives: April 28, 2014

Mercedes Schneider: Who Are the 24 People Who Wrote the Common Core Standards?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A few days ago, I posted the names of the members of the “work groups” that wrote the Common Core standards. There was one work group for English language arts and another for…

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Student Advocates Oppose Both Bad Teaching and Bad Lawsuit

Originally posted on 34justice:
Note: A version of this piece originally appeared in Valerie Strauss’s column in The Washington Post. —————————————————————————————————————— Vergara v. California, a lawsuit challenging three components of teacher employment law in California’s Ed Code that began on January…

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Teachers Unions: What We Do and How Students Benefit

Originally posted on 34justice:
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recognized the Northwestern University football team’s right to unionize in February and the players just held a unionization vote. Quarterback Kain Colter began the program’s union movement primarily to address…

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Open Space Offices and Open Space Schools–Borrowing Across Organizations?

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Some viewers and friends ask me from time to time where do I get my ideas for writing twice-weekly posts about school reform and classroom practice. I tell them…

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