Daily Archives: June 17, 2015

Gary Rubinstein: Is There a New, More Humble TFA or New Hype?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gary Rubinstein, an alumnus of the early days of Teach for America, has become its most thoughtful critic. He is now a veteran high school teacher at Stuyvesant High School, one of Néw…

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Letter to the U.S. Senate Opposing High-Stakes Testing: Your Organization Should Sign Too

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
From: The Network for Public Education To: Members of the United States Senate Re: The Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act To the Senate: We, the below undersigned organizations oppose high-stakes…

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Paul Karrer: Fixing Schools Without Magic

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paul Karrer teaches fifth grade in a high-needs school in Castroville, California. He writes for California newspapers, trying to bring a realistic perspective to education debates. In this article, he calls out “reformers”…

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“SGPs Are Not Test Scores” And Other Tales From Trenton

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Last week, I got to attend a talk by a high level representative of the New Jersey Department of Education who explained where we are going regarding the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness…

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Teacher Asks: Who is Behind SBAC?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
As you may recall, the U.S. Department of Education funded two testing groups to write tests aligned with the Common Core standards. One is the Partnership for Readiness for Colleges and Careers (PARCC),…

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Just Published: Mercedes Schneider’s New Book “Common Core Dilemma”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mercedes Schneider’s latest book has just been released. It is titled “Common Core Dilemma: Who Owns Our Schools?” As you might expect from reading her posts here, the book is an incisive, well-researched…

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June 17, 2015 – NATIONAL EAT YOUR VEGETABLES DAY – NATIONAL STEWART’S ROOTBEER DAY – NATIONAL APPLE STRUDEL DAY

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