Daily Archives: April 29, 2015

Valerie Strauss on NPE: “Teachers of the World, Unite! You Have Nothing to Lose But Your Rubrics!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a terrific column by Valerie Strauss describing the work of the Network for Public Education. I wish she had been there to share the excitement of the 600+ education activists from…

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Peter Greene: Closing Schools Is Not Good for Kids or Communities

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene here takes apart the claim by Mike Petrilli and Aaron Churchill of the Fordham Institute in the Wall Street Journal that closing schools is good for students. By good, they mean…

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William Doyle: No Respectable Corporation Would Use Methods of School Reformers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
William Doyle writes that it is an insult to real corporate reform to confuse it with the misguided methods of those who call themselves school reformers. Doyle writes: “It is a mistake to…

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Psychologist: The Common Core Tests Cannot Be Independently Verified for Validity or Reliability

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A reader, Charlene Williams, who holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, sent the following comment in response to this post about the vocabulary used on one of the Common Core tests: ? This…

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Seattle: 95% of Students in Garfield High Opted Out

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Seattle may top Long Island as the epicenter of opt out. 95% of students at Garfield High School–the very same school where teachers refused to give the superfluous MAP test–opted out of the…

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A History Class Using Bring-Your-Own-Devices (BYOD)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
A few years ago, there was much hype about BYOD. At the time, I had dismissed BYOD for a number of reasons. First, there were the technical difficulties (bandwidth…

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April 29, 2015 – NATIONAL SHRIMP SCAMPI DAY – NATIONAL ZIPPER DAY – NATIONAL PEACE ROSE DAY

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Fairtest: Computer Servers Crashed in Nine States During Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A message from Fairtest: ? FairTest National Center for Fair & Open Testing ? for further information: Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773 cell (239) 699-0468 ? COMPUTER-ADMINISTERED SCHOOL EXAMS CRASHED IN NINE STATES IN…

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The Importance of Good Principals:Creating a Staff That Wants to Work With You!

Originally posted on Diary of a Public School Teacher!:
“The Importance of Good Principals” is the title of an article in the NY Times. I’ve been told that I would make a good principal. I wouldn’t. I want to work…

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