Daily Archives: December 15, 2014

Pearson Plans to Reinvent Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
From Politico.com: REINVENTING THE STANDARDIZED TEST: Pearson has been adjusting its internal focus from print to digital; now the global education giant is out with a study of how that shift can improve…

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Paul Thomas: Thirty Years of Failed Accountability Deserves an F

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paul Thomas here reviews the persistent efforts to persuade the public that American public education is a failure, starting with the Reagan-era report “A Nation at Risk.” Never mind that none of its…

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The First Rule of Ed Reform Club is: You Do Not Talk About Ed Reform Club

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
For years know, advocates of the “no excuses” brand of charter school have denied the obvious.  While loudly proclaiming the test scores and graduation rates of the students who remain at their schools,…

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Big Drop In Students Being Held Back, But Why?

The question of when or whether it’s appropriate to hold a child back in school is a heated one among teachers, parents and even politicians. And a new study is adding some kindling to the debate. Researchers found that the … Continue reading

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Study: Quality of Teachers is Improving

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Reformers have framed their narrative around the myth of “the bad teacher, without whom all children would make A’s in every subject every year. With this false narrative, they have promoted lengthy, tme-wasting…

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DECEMBER 15th, 2014 – NATIONAL CUPCAKE DAY – BILL OF RIGHTS DAY – NATIONAL LEMON CUPCAKE DAY – CAT HERDERS DAY

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A Teacher in Louisiana Rebukes the State Board

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Lee Barrios is a retired Nationally Board Certified Teacher in Louisiana. Open letter to BESE – Occasionally, albeit rarely, I receive confirmation that I am not only NOT crazy but that I am…

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