Daily Archives: January 16, 2015

Mississippi: Legislators Don’t Want to Fund Impoverished Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
According to a fine article in “The Hechinger Report” by Jackie Mader, many schools in Mississippi lack the basics to provide equal opportunity or even a minimally decent education. Some districts have decrepit…

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Tanis: How High-Stakes Testing Harms Students with Disabilities (and Everyone Else)

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bianca Tanis explains in the AFT publication why high-stakes testing is wrong for children with special needs. She describes a system under political pressure to produce data, where data trumps instruction and the…

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January 16, 2015 – NATIONAL NOTHING DAY – NATIONAL FIG NEWTON DAY – NATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY

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