Daily Archives: July 12, 2015

July 12, 2015 – NATIONAL PECAN PIE DAY – NATIONAL SIMPLICITY DAY – NATIONAL DIFFERENT COLORED EYES DAY – PAPER BAG DAY

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Persistent Dilemmas in Kindergartens Then and Now (Part 2)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
In Part 1, I described a 1924 study of kindergarten teachers’ lessons. Mary Dabney Davis analyzed 449 kindergarten lessons from across the country, offered typical daily schedules, and reported…

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10 Signs of a Failing School District Without Looking at Test Scores

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Forget about test scores! There are better ways to determine whether your child is in a failing school or school district. Randy Turner, a former teacher, posted a handy, short guide for parents…

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North Carolina Teacher to General Assembly: “I Can No Longer Afford to Teach”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
There is an unprecedented exodus of teachers from the schools of North Carolina. Pay has been stagnant for years, and the legislature keeps passing budget cuts. Nearly 1,000 teachers quit in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg district.…

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Amy Moore: If State Won’t Fund Schools, At Least Let Us Teach

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Amy Moore has a simple proposal for the governor and legislature of Iowa: If you won’t fund our state’s public schools adequately, then let us have the freedom to teach. Moore teaches fifth…

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Who Is Giving Money to Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s Re-Election Campaign? Friends of the Koch Brothers, Of Course

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Doug Martin reports that Governor Mike Pence is attracting major campaign contributions from the fabulously wealthy circle of friends allied with the Koch Brothers. ? Martin writes: ? On June 25, just one…

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