Daily Archives: April 11, 2015

Pasi Sahlberg Answers a Question about the Gender Gap in Finland

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A few days ago, I posted an article by Finnish educator Pasi Sahlberg, in which he explained that Finnish teachers are not “the best and the brightest,” but those who are bright, caring,…

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Duncan is Pleased with Bill That Strips Him of His Power to Mandate Whatever He Wants

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Arne Duncan hailed the Senate bill produced by Senators Alexander and Murray as a good bipartisan effort. ? Duncan was generally positive about the Alexander-Murray bill but said the Obama administration wants a…

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Mercedes Schneider on the Senate ESEA Reauthorization, Part 3

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mercedes Schneider continúes her close reading of the Senate reauthorization bill, crafted by Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and Democratic Senator Patti Murray. This is part three. The others are linked inside her post.…

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John Merrow: After Atlanta, What Can We Agree On?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Merrow posted an important reflection on the broader issues raised by the Atlanta cheating scandal. ““Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold,” William Butler Yeats wrote in 1919 in ‘The Second Coming.’…

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Dean Tim Slekar: The Néw NCLB Ignores Poverty

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Tim Slekar is dean of Edgewood College in Wisconsin. He is a tireless activist against mindless reform. He blogs at Busted Pencils. He explained in a comment why he was disappointed with the…

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California Court Rules That Charter Schools Are Entitled to More Public Space in L.A.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A court decision handed down in California found that charters in Los Angeles are entitled to more space. The California Supreme Court unanimously decided Thursday that the Los Angeles school district’s method for…

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April 11, 2015 – NATIONAL PET DAY – NATIONAL CHEESE FONDUE DAY – NATIONAL EIGHT TRACK TAPE DAY – NATIONAL TEACH CHILDREN TO SAVE DAY – NATIONAL SUBMARINE DAY – NATIONAL BARBERSHOP QUARTET DAY

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