Daily Archives: December 12, 2014

Edward F. Berger: What Happened to the Kids Who Were Dropped by their Schools?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Edward F. Berger, blogger in Arizona, knows that our education leaders are obsessed with data, but the one datum they don’t track is what happens to the kids who were pushed out or…

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God is in Our Public Schools

They will tell you there is no God in our schools. They are wrong. For seventeen years I have gotten up and gone to work in a public school, and for seventeen years I have seen God at work. On … Continue reading

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Researchers: Text Complexity of Common Core May Be a Problem in Early Grades

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Elfrieda H. Hiebert and Heidi Anne E. Mesmer published an article in a recent issue of Educational Research about the problems posed by Common Core’s demand for “rigorous” and complex text in the…

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In Plain Sight: Pervasive Inequalities

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
This post will not be filled with statistics about the worst gap ever–yes, ever–in income between rich and poor in the United States or how badly the U.S  fares …

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December 12, 2014 – NATIONAL UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER DAY – NATIONAL DING-A-LING DAY – GINGERBREAD HOUSE DAY – NATIONAL AMBROSIA DAY – NATIONAL POINSETTIA DAY

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Fairtest: News of Testing Resistance

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The weekly report on testing from Bob Schaeffer of Fairtest: FairTest provides these weekly summaries of news clips and other resources as a tool to build the national assessment reform movement. We encourage…

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December 11th, 2014 – NATIONAL NOODLE RING DAY – UNICEF BIRTHDAY – INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY

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