Daily Archives: April 8, 2015

What Do “Regular Kids” Miss Because They Are Not “Gifted?”

Originally posted on DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER:
The other day I was at a workshop and the presenter introduced a QR Code Treasure Hunt that he used in his middle school classroom.  He used it with his gifted…

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The Senate ESEA Bill and Students with Disabilities

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A reader wrote to ask whether the Senate revision of No Child Left Behind would permit states to develop alternate curricula and assessments for students with disabilities, and whether the bill will eliminate…

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EduShyster Interviews a Repentant Reformer

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
You may recall a post about a disillusioned reformer, Jorge Cabrera, in Bridgeport, Connecticut,who quit “the movement.” EduShyster located him and interviewed him about his life in the movement and his reasons for…

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Mercedes Schneider Is Reading the Alexander-Murray NCLB-ESEA Bill, Line by Line

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I am happy to say that Mercedes Schneider is reading the 600+ page bill written by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee, under the bipartisan leadership of Lamar Alexander of Tennessee…

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Ira Shor on Senate Revision of NCLB

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ira Shor writes: “Big winners are private charters b/c they are authorized to loot even more public school funds. Leaving annual testing in place makes Pearson second big winner b/c they can buy…

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April 8, 2015 – NATIONAL EMPANADA DAY – NATIONAL ZOO LOVERS DAY – NATIONAL ALL IS OURS DAY

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