Daily Archives: October 17, 2014

Common Core Reading – What You See is What You’ll Likely Get

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Robert Pondiscio, senior fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, is concerned about reading instruction in the Common Core State Standards.  More specifically, he is concerned that the standards will be perceived as…

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Frank Breslin: The Gates, Broad, Walton, and Koch Foundations Vs. America’s Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Frank Breslin, a retired high school teacher of history and world languages, has written an eloquent article about the corporate assault on public education and explains why this assault endangers democracy and the…

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Testing: Education Leaders Really Don’t Get It

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Brace yourself for a flurry of statements about how testing is out of hand, and we have to be careful. We need more transparency. We need accountability about accountability. That’s more or less…

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Lily on Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Lily Eskelsen Garcia speaks out. Time to stop toxic testing! CORRECTED version http://www.nea.org/home/60750.htm FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2014 CONTACT: Staci Maiers, NEA Communications 202-270-5333 cell, smaiers@nea.org NEA: STANDARDIZED TESTING MANIA HURTS STUDENTS,…

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October 17, 2014 – NATIONAL PASTA DAY – NATIONAL MULLIGAN DAY – NATIONAL MAMMOGRAPHY DAY

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Teaching World and U.S. History in a Failing School (Part 4)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
In earlier posts, I have described and interpreted how a high school history teacher taught history in a failing school (see here and here). In Part 3, I described…

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