Daily Archives: February 20, 2015

EduShyster on Philadelphia’s Gift Horse—or Is It a Trojan Horse?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
EduShyster has a guest columnist, Susan DeJarnatt, a law professor at Temple University and Philadelphia public school parent. She writes here about how Philadelphia’s public schools and children are likely to be affected…

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Ladd and Fiske: If North Carolina Wants to Improve Achievement, It Must Address Poverty

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Helen Ladd, Professor of Public Policy at Duke University, and her husband, Edward Fiske, former education editor of the New York Times, reviewed the recently released letter grades for schools and here explain…

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If I Were Going to Improve a High School……

I would begin by hiring good teachers and then trust that they will be the ultimate professionals. They would be present each day, prepared for class and work hard for their students. I would not hound them about writing lesson … Continue reading

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Some Donors Give Up Too Soon: Patience and School Reform

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
The path to successful school reform–moving from an adopted policy to classroom practice–is long, twisted, and filled with sinkholes. The journey requires thoughtful attention, persistence and, most of all,…

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The Onion: Arne Duncan Replaces K-12 Curriculum with One Big Test

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Does the Onion have secret sources inside the U.S. Department of Education? its stories are typically a week ahead of the real news. Some things are impossible to satirize. “WASHINGTON—Citing the need to…

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February 20, 2015 – NATIONAL LOVE YOUR PET DAY – NATIONAL CHERRY PIE DAY

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