Daily Archives: October 6, 2014

Joseph Ricciotti: Common Core Does Not Treat Students or Teachers with Dignity

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Joseph Ricciotti, a retired college professor, wrote the following statement to major newspapers in Connecticut: He writes: “A teacher involved in implementing Common Core in her classroom writes, “Common Core for the most…

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Nevada: Can a 5-Year-Old Write a Fact and Opinion Paper?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Angie Sullivan teaches kindergarten in Nevada. She writes often about the harm done to 5-year-olds by developmentally inappropriate demands inspired by Common Core. State legislators don’t think twice about piling on impossible demands.…

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New York: New Study Slams State Teacher Evaluation System as Fundamentally Flawed

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A study commissioned by school leaders in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley reviewed the state’s teacher evaluation system and concluded that it was irreparably flawed. “The study, released Friday, found that the state…

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October 6, 2014 – NATIONAL NOODLE DAY – NATIONAL MAD HATTER DAY – NATIONAL GERMAN-AMERICAN DAY – NATIONAL CHILD HEALTH DAY

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October 5, 2014 – NATIONAL DO SOMETHING NICE DAY – NATIONAL APPLE BETTY DAY

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