Daily Archives: October 7, 2014

First Grade Teacher: This Is How Children Learn to Read

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This teacher wrote the following response to a post about “close reading” in first grade. When I read her or his comment, I thought of John Greenleaf Whittier’s great poem “Barbara Frietchie.” I…

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When Is Cheating Not Cheating?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
When is cheating not cheating? When it happens in a charter school whose owner is politically powerful. When it threatens the very foundations of test-based accountability, the foundation of No Child Left Behind…

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Can Schools Afford Common Core Technology?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Hannah Oh, of State Budget Solutions, wonders whether states and districts can afford the required technology. Question: why should all tests be taken online? Whose idea was that? Why shouldn’t the federal government…

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October 7, 2014 – NATIONAL FRAPPE DAY

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