Daily Archives: August 1, 2014

Pasi Sahlberg: How American Innovation Improved Finnish Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The renowned Finnish educator, Pasi Sahlberg, explains how major American innovations improved education in Finland but are all too often forgotten here, where they originated. He begins with a new report from the…

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Thought experiment on teacher evaluation and high-stakes

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I Think I Love Lily Eskelsen

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I read Jeff Bryant’s interview with the President-elect of NEA, Lily Eskelsen, and I think I love her. She is smart, strong, and she doesn’t mince words. She was a classroom teacher for…

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Concerns About the Focus on “Grit” in School Improvement

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Asking Markets to Do What They Do Poorly — School Reform

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Early in my graduate school experience, I took a class with Phil Cusick, author of “The Egalitarian Ideal and the American High School” and “The School System: Its Nature and Logic”  .  The class…

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The Failure of Test and Test and Test Some More

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This teacher expresses frustration with the policymakers’ obsession with testing, thinking of it as a form of instruction and a measure of instruction, and as a measure of teacher quality and school quality.…

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A PASSION FOR TEACHING EVOKES A PASSION FOR LEARNING

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A PASSION FOR TEACHING EVOKES A PASSION FOR LEARNING

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