Daily Archives: October 20, 2014

Steven Singer: You Cancel Our Contracts, We Cancel Your Tests!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Steven Singer, teacher, describes the accumulating series of insults and indignities heaped upon teachers by the federal and state governments and by politicians who wouldn’t last five minutes in a classroom. He writes,…

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School Leaders as Marathoners, not Sprinters*

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Most urban superintendents serve between four to six years and move on. I call them sprinters. Think Michelle Rhee in Washington,D.C. (2007-2010) and John Deasy in Los Angeles Unified…

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October 20, 2014 – NATIONAL CLEAN YOUR VIRTUAL DESKTOP DAY – NATIONAL BRANDIED FRUIT DAY

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Dr. Jim Arnold: If You Believe in Choice, Let Parents Choose to Opt Out of Standardized Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Dr. Jim Arnold is a music educator, a band director, a principal, and most recently, superintendent of schools in Pelham City, Georgia. In this post, he tells the truth: Thirteen years of test,…

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October 19, 2014 – NATIONAL SEAFOOD BISQUE DAY

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