Daily Archives: April 24, 2015

The Cannibalization of General Education—Guest Post

Originally posted on Crazy Normal – the Classroom Exposé:
Before I address the topic of Integrated Collaborative Teaching (ICT), which is the combining of special education and general education students in the same class, I want to thank Mr. Lofthouse…

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Senate ESEA Draft: Review of Approved Amendments, Part II

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On April 16, 2015, the Senate education committee approved the Alexander-Murray draft of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), a 601-page document entitled, The Every Child Achieves Act of 2015. The draft approval…

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Heidi Hayes Jacobs: Don’t Just Sit on Your Plinth!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Heidi Hayes Jacobs has surmised that this is an ominous situation. Before you go into a paroxysm of laughter, remember that life is ephemeral. If you wonder why the outbreak of clamorous verbiage,…

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No Juniors Show Up to Take Common Core Test at Seattle High School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Opt Out movement continues to grow. In Seattle, not a single junior showed up to take the Smarter Balanced Assessment at Nathan Hale High School. Earlier this year, teachers at Nathan Hale…

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Peter Greene Deconstructs Arne Duncan’s Thinking about Children with Dyslexia

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene watched a video of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan testifying before a Senate committee about the budget. Watch what happens when a Senator asked Duncan about programs in the Department that…

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Photos That May Make You Wince: Pervasive Cell Phone Syndrome

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Instead of cartoons this month, I offer these photos on cell phone-mania that may get you to either smile, laugh, or even grimace. Or maybe all three. These photos…

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April 24, 2015 – NATIONAL ARBOR DAY – NATIONAL PIGS-IN-A-BLANKET DAY – NATIONAL HAIRBALL AWARENESS DAY

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Jon Stewart Explains the Harsh Punishments Handed Out to Atlanta Educators

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” will be greatly missed when he steps down in August. He is the only national television figure who really gets what is happening in education, perhaps because…

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