Daily Archives: February 23, 2015

Economic Policy Institute: Income Inequality in U.S. Approaches Historic High Point

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Economic Policy Institute is sometimes referred to in the press as a “left-leaning organization,” which means that their research may be sound (it is) but their sympathies are on the side of…

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Paul Krugman: Education Does Not Cause Inequality

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize winning economist who writes a column for the Néw York Times, demolishes the “reformers’” claim that bad education is at the root of inequality and economic issues. He…

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Top Ten Tips for developing a Growth Mindset in your Classroom

Top Ten Tips for developing a Growth Mindset in your Classroom Be Critical. Students should expect and welcome criticism. They must also be given the opportunity to act on any criticism or critique. This will allow students to realise that … Continue reading

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Take Your Choice: The Testing Status Quo or Opt Out?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The New York Times is convinced that No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top have been a great success, and the editorial board urges Congress to stick with annual high-stakes testing.…

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Sure, They Can Jump But Can They Pass the Tests?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
When I see a video like this one, it reminds me of the limited value of the standardized tests that now determine the life chances of students. My first thought when I saw…

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Cartoons on Evidenced-based Practice and Data-Driven Decisions

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
A few weeks ago, I completed a three part series on the role of evidence in determining school and classroom practices (see here, here, and here). I then began…

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Here Comes The Classroom Observation and My Slim Chances of Being Rated a Top Teacher (Becca Leech)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Tennessee teacher Becca Leech has been, in her words, “a special educator since 1991, with experience teaching infants to young adults in rural, suburban and urban communities, and in…

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February 23. 2015 – NATIONAL BANANA BREAD DAY – NATIONAL DOG BISCUIT DAY

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New York Times Fails Education Reform – Again

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Two weeks ago the New York Times published a guest editorial by Chad Aldeman defending keeping annual testing as a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as Congress is debating…

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