Daily Archives: August 25, 2015

Jon Pelto: Where Are Connecticut’s Scores?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jonathan Pelto wonders whatever happened to the Common Core test scores in Connecticut. Why hasn’t Governor Malloy’s administration released them. If the scores on the Smarter Balanced Assessment are similar to other states,…

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Las Vegas Has a Serious Teacher Shortage

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
When you think of Las Vegas, you think of hotels and gambling, but Las Vegas also has a large school system, the Clark County School District. It enrolls more than 300,000 students and…

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Chicago: Hunger Strike for Dyett Continues

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Dyett High School in Chicago closed but members of the local community are continuing a hunger strike to demand that it reopen as a district-run neighborhood high school. Blogger Fred Klonsky says it…

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Mercedes Schneider: Almost All Special Ed Students Will Be Required to Take Common Core Tests

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mercedes Schneider reports that the U.S. Department of Education has issued rules and regulations requiring that most special education students take the same Common Core tests as students who do not have a…

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From Jeb Bush to Condoleeza Rice: The Privatization Movement Marches On

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
When he began to run for the Republican nomination for President, Jeb Bush stepped down as chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE), which he founded to spread the gospel of…

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Chicago Principal Debates School Choice with Rightwing Think Tank

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Watch superstar principal Troy LaRaviere debate the future of education in Chicago with a representative of the rightwing Heartland Institute. Like all conservative think tanks, Heartland would like to replace public schools with…

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Andrea Gabor Responds to Critics of Her Article About the Myth of the New Orleans “Miracle”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Andrea Gabor published an op-Ed article in the New York Times about “the myth” of the Néw Orleans reforms. Critics immediately attacked her research, her facts, her integrity. (See here and here.) Gabor…

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Watch this Video on GOP candidates and Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The AFT created a video capturing the views of several GOP candidates on education. It’s worth a watch–only a few minutes.

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The Death of a Legendary Urban School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The New Yorker magazine has published a moving article about the closing of Jamaica High School in New York City, once one of the best high schools in the nation. The author, Jelani Cobb,…

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