Monthly Archives: September 2014

September 26, 2014 – NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY – NATIONAL JOHNNY APPLESEED DAY – NATIONAL SHAMU THE WHALE DAY

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Judges Rule that Washington State Funding Is Inadequate

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Education Law Center reports on a major ruling in Washington State: WASHINGTON SUPREME COURT HOLDS LEGISLATURE IN CONTEMPT ON SCHOOL FUNDING Orders State to Comply in 2015 Legislative Session On September 11,…

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September 25, 2014 – NATIONAL ONE-HIT WONDER DAY – NATIONAL TUNE-UP DAY – NATIONAL COMIC BOOK DAY

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The Political Lens: What Global Warming and Wright v. New York Have in Common

Originally posted on 34justice:
During the 2003-2004 school year, my chemistry teacher told my class that global warming wasn’t occurring.  I believed her.  When I attended New Jersey’s Governor’s School of International Studies in the summer of 2005, a professor…

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Sara Stevenson: Get Ready for the Big Teacher Exodus

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Sara Stevenson, librarian at the O. Henry School in Austin and tireless defender of public schools and teachers, wrote this article, which was published in the Austin American-Statesman. Unfortunately, it is behind a…

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EduShyster Reports on the Strange Case of the Disappearing Minority Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
EduShyster has been trying to crack the case of the mysterious disappearance of minority teachers in urban districts. She takes a close look at Boston, especially the prestigious Boston Latin School. Here is…

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Obsessions with the f-word. I mean, FRUSTRATION

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September 24, 2014 – NATIONAL CHERRIES JUBILEE DAY – NATIONAL WOMEN’S HEALTH & FITNESS DAY

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Preparing Teachers for Urban Schools

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
“Please to God, if you are going to send … [new teachers] into urban schools, prepare them a bit better than I was prepared.” (quoted in Bethany Rogers, pp.…

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National Tune-Up Day – September 25th

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