Daily Archives: January 15, 2015

Arne Duncan’s Great Kid Story Problem

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
In his speech laying out administration priorities for the renewal or rewrite of No Child Left Behind, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan turned to a personal anecdote to explain the imperative of accountability…

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Elliot Self: Time to Revise NCLB

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Veteran educator Elliot Self says it is long past time to revise No Child Left Behind, and he urges everyone to make their voices heard. My first recommendation to Congress would be to…

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Teacher: What Makes a Good School? How Should We Judge?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
New Hampshire teacher Shawna Coppola wonders how to define a good school. She explains why the school she teaches in is an excellent school that defies all the current reforms and educates all…

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The School of the Future: Automated Classrooms? (Part 1)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Technological fantasies of the future school have been around for decades. Here’s one from 1910. Note all of the information going into students’ heads comes from textbooks fed into…

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Doug Garnett: The Absurdity of Testing Every Child Every Year

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
When I spoke to the Texas School Boards Association a few years ago, a member of the audience got up and identified himself as a school board member and an engineer. He said…

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AFT and Center for American Progress Agree on NCLB “Principles”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The American Federation of Teachers and the Center for American Progress issued a joint statement expressing their agreement on what should be contained in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act…

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January 15, 2015 – NATIONAL HAT DAY – NATIONAL STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM DAY

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