Monthly Archives: December 2014

December 22, 2014 – NATIONAL DATE NUT BREAD DAY – FOREFATHERS’ DAY

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Michigan Outrage: School Funds to be Spent on Arena

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Attorney General of Michigan ruled that it was appropriate to use school funding to build a new hockey arena for the Red Wings. “Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette quietly issued an opinion…

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Message to Politicians: If Teaching is a Profession, Let Teachers Teach

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Journalist Charlie Mitchell in Mississippi has advice for politicians: stop telling teachers how to teach. What an idea! He writes: “Do members of the Legislature go over to Highway Patrol headquarters to instruct…

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December 21, 2014 – NATIONAL HOMELESS PERSONS’ REMEMBRANCE DAY – NATIONAL FLASHLIGHT DAY – NATIONAL FRENCH FRIED SHRIMP DAY – CROSSWORD PUZZLE DAY – WINTER SOLSTICE

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Watch a 10-Year-Old Eviscerate PARCC

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Sarah Blaine, a lawyer and parent, writes a terrific blog about education. In this one, she describes how her 10-year-old daughter Elizabeth testified at a school board meeting in Montclair, New Jersey, about…

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EduShyster Interviews Karen Lewis

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a wonderful interview in which EduShyster asks great questions of Karen Lewis. Karen responds candidly and knocks every one of them out of the park, as is her way. She speaks…

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December 19th, 2014 – NATIONAL HARD CANDY DAY – NATIONAL OATMEAL MUFFIN DAY – NATIONAL UNDERDOG DAY

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Building Community in a High School One Teacher at a Time (Jerry Brodkey)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
A good friend for many years and guest blogger (see here and here), Jerry Brodkey has taught social studies and math for over 30 years at Menlo-Atherton High School …

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Pediatric Expert: 10 Reasons to Ban Handheld Devices for Children Under 12

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Chris Rowan, a pediatric occupational therapist, wants governors, schools, and parents to ban the use of handheld electronic devices for children under the age of 12. Rowan lists ten reasons why he believes…

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Leaving No Child Left Behind Behind

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