Daily Archives: April 19, 2015

April 19, 2015 – NATIONAL AMARETTO DAY – NATIONAL GARLIC DAY – NATIONAL HANGING OUT DAY – NATIONAL OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING COMMEMORATION DAY

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Arlington, Texas, School Board Takes a Stand Against High-Stakes Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Texas is the home of high-stakes testing, and it is also home to some independent school boards who are sick of high-stakes testing. After 20 years or more of using testing to reward,…

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Mercedes Schneider Winds Up Her Close Reading of the Senate Bill to Reauthorize ESEA/NCLB

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mercedes Schneider has diligently slogged through all 601 pages of the Alexander-Murray bill. I am late posting this because I was traveling, so it lacks the acknowledgement that the Senate committee approved it…

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Is California on the Right Track? (UPDATED TITLE)

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
[In response to many comments by teachers in California who insist that the state is NOT on the right track, I have revised the title, turning it into a question, not a judgment.]…

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The Day Arne Duncan Explained to Congress Why VAM Is Not VAM: UPDATE

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Since 2009, when Race to the Top was launched, Arne Duncan has been an avid proponent of evaluating teachers by test scores. Some states evaluate teachers by the scores of students they never…

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