Daily Archives: February 5, 2015

California: Districts and School Boards Sue State to Pay for Common Core Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Five districts and the California School Boards Association are suing the state for $1 billion to recover the cost of computers and other technology needed for Common Core testing. They say the state…

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Teacher to Economist: Why My School Can’t Eliminate Poverty

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
An economist recently predicted trillions of dollars of increased productivity if schools raised test scores and thus eliminated poverty. This teacher has a different view, grounded in reality, not speculation. “As a teacher…

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Carol Burris: Standardized Testing Will Not Close the Achievement Gap

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carol Burris, a noted high school principal in Long Island, New York, writes here about the Senate hearings on the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind and the unrealistic expectations for the effects…

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Please Watch This Short, Brilliant Video: What Matters Most Are Relationships

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This brilliant short video was created by Esther Quintero at the Albert Shanker Institute. I have never seen or read anything that so succinctly and accurately identifies what matters most in schools. She…

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February 5, 2015 – NATIONAL SHOWER WITH A FRIEND DAY – NATIONAL WEATHERPERSON’S DAY

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The Lack of Evidence-Based Practice: The Case of Classroom Technology (Part 1)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
When it comes to policymakers calling for data-based decisions and evidence-based practice, the purchase and use of tablets, laptops, interactive whiteboards and academic software miss that call miserably. The…

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