Daily Archives: February 11, 2015

Audrey Beardsley: Can VAM Be Trusted?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Audrey Amrein Beardsley, a national authority on teacher evaluation, reviews here the latest scholarly research one slur-added measurement” or VAM. This is the practice of evaluating teachers by changes in their students’ test…

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EduShyster: How Mass. Parents Opted Out

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
EduShyster tells a gripping tale of parents’ struggle to opt out from state testing in Salem, Massachusetts. She got her hands on emails that were obtained by the parents through the Freedom of…

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Daniel Katz: Is Your First-Grader College-Ready?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Daniel S. Katz read the New York Times’ article “Is Your First-Grader College-Ready,” and he was not sure at first whether it was a spoof or for real. Evidently, it was for real.…

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February 11, 2015 – NATIONAL MAKE A FRIEND DAY – NATIONAL DON”T CRY OVER SPILLED MILK DAY – NATIONAL WHITE SHIRT DAY – NATIONAL SHUT-IN VISITATION DAY – NATIONAL PEPPERMINT PATTY DAY

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A MUST-READ: Stephanie Simon in Politico: A Blockbuster Report on Pearson’s Money Machine

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Stephanie Simon reports in Politico.com on a major investigation of Pearson and its extraordinary ability to profit from its activities, whether or not they are successful. ? She writes: ? A POLITICO investigation…

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