Daily Archives: July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015 – NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY – NATIONAL COUSINS DAY – NATIONAL THERMAL ENGINEER DAY – NATIONAL DRIVE-THRU DAY

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BREAKING: NC Supreme Court OKs Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bad news from North Carolina. Contact: Yevonne Brannon/Patty Williams FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel: 919-244-6243/919-696-8059 Email: info@publicschoolsfirstnc.org NC SUPREME COURT DEALS STUNNING BLOW TO PUBLIC EDUCATION More children placed at risk by decision Raleigh,…

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Here is a Common Core Question. Can You Get the Right Answer?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A reader sent this seventh grade question that was released by the New York State Education Department. It appeared on the 2014 English Language Arts test. Test yourself. How would you do?

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Here is a Common Core Question. Can You Get the Right Answer?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A reader sent this seventh grade question that was released by the New York State Education Department. It appeared on the 2014 English Language Arts test. Test yourself. How would you do?

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Want to Learn More about No Nonsense Nurturing?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
An earlier post today described No Nonsense Nurturing as training teachers to be robots. Here is a video by its developers. It is indeed interesting, especially the product endorsement by Dave Levin, co-founder…

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My Opinion, What Los Angeles Needs in its Next Superintendent, Published in the Los Angeles Times

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I hope you will read the opinion piece that I wrote for today’s Los Angeles Times about what priorities the next superintendent should have. ? For those of you who have frequently criticized…

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Tanis & Kilfoyle: Regent Tisch Must Be Accountable for Test Abuse of Children with Disabilities

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bianca Tanis and Marla Kilfoyle are parents and educators in Néw York. They have fought against inappropriate testing of children with special needs. They are leaders of the state’s large Opt Out movement.…

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Chris Barbic Faces Reality

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Chris Barbic led the Achievement School District in Tennessee from May 2011 until resigning a few days ago. Barbic has sterling reformer credentials: he is both an alum of Teach for America and…

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Dissident Teachers Write an Open Letter to Senator Bernie Sanders

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is an open letter to Senator Bernie Sanders written by teachers who support him but oppose high-stakes testing and the Common Core standards. They wanted to let him know that they were…

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Maverick Superintendents in Texas Talk about Creativity and Imagination

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Texas is gifted with some superintendents who are visionaries. They know that what the feds and the legislature now mandate is not good education. They want something better to prepare students to live…

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