Monthly Archives: February 2015

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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NEPC: Separating Fact and Fiction About Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The National Education Policy Center regularly reviews reports from think tanks and advocacy groups. In this report, its scholars review an effort by charter school advocates to defend charter schools against critics. The…

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February 24, 2015 – NATIONAL TORTILLA CHIP DAY – SPAY DAY USA

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Oklahoma: The Mainstream Media Vs. Bloggers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
http://www.brettdickerson.net/blogs-are-critical-to-re-establishing-public-schools/ I am writing today from another country. I am allegedly on vacation. I have a tech glitch. I upgraded my iPad to the latest software, and now it won’t insert links into…

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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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