Daily Archives: February 25, 2015

David Knuffke: How Do Other Nations, States Evaluate Their Teachers?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A reader sent this excellent commentary on teacher evaluation, written by science teacher David Knuffke. It reviews the way that top-performing nations evaluate their teachers, as well as examples of how teacher evaluation…

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The Student Heroes Of Newark

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Sometimes, in the midst of powerful interests steamrolling communities, we are reminded that silence is a choice.  One example was last November in the small city of Richmond, California where oil and gas…

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Norm Scott: Time for a Real Civics Lesson

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Retired teacher and blogger Norm Scott (EdNotes Online) has a creative idea, though time is short. Why not brings hundreds of thousands (or millions) of students to Albany on March 4 to get…

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February 25, 2015 – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED NUT DAY – NATIONAL CLAM CHOWDER DAY

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Katie Lapham: My First Grade Students Take Too Many Tests

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Have you ever wondered what the school day is like for a student in first grade? These are little children, maybe six-years-old. Katie Lapham teaches first grade in New York City in a…

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