Daily Archives: October 27, 2014

The Persistent Dilemma of Play, Work, and Testing in Prekindergarten

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
New York City schools welcomed 50,000 four year-olds to prekindergarten last week. Ginia Ballafante summarized crisply the dilemma facing over 4,000 pre-K teachers: “How the city’s educators will cultivate…

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Raise Your Hand Texas: House Bill 5: Past, Present and Future

Part I – HB 5 and Meeting Industry Needs in Texas Part II – HB 5 Brings K-12 & Higher Ed Partnerships Part III – Why House Bill 5 Matters to Parents Part IV – House Bill 5 Empowers Students Part V – House Bill 5 and the Advocacy Experience

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October 27, 2014 – NATIONAL AMERICAN BEER DAY – NAVY DAY

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Jersey Jazzman: TIME Article on Tenure Gets It Wrong

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The cover of next week’s TIME magazine is deeply insulting to hard-working teachers, with its headline, “Rotten Apples” and the claim that it is nearly impossible to fire tenured teachers (but tech millionaires…

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Jaime Franchi: Great Summary of Public Education Nation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jaime Franchi of the Long Island Press provides here a succinct and accurate summary of the first ever Public Education Nation. The event was held on October 11 at the Brooklyn New School,…

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Much ado about the TIME’s latest anti-teacher cover #TIMEfail. This is what I’m thinking.

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October 26, 2014 – NATIONAL DAY OF THE DEPLOYED – NATIONAL MULE DAY – NATIONAL MINCEMEAT DAY – NATIONAL PUMPKIN DAY – NATIONAL MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY

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Wanted: A Slow Schools Movement

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
I invited a number of my department’s alumni back to campus this week for an informal panel discussion about our preparation program, their experiences as early career classroom teachers, and what we can…

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