Daily Archives: September 17, 2015

The Network for Public Education Endorses Lee Barrios for State Board in Louisiana!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Network for Public Education is delighted to endorse Lee Barrios for the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Lee is a tireless advocate for children and public education. Barrios retired from…

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Can You Offer Advice to This Parent in a “Persistently Struggling School”?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A comment on the blog: I am a parent of a student at one of the state’s 20 “persistently struggling schools” LeBrun mentions in the article. We learned at a meeting earlier this…

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The clock heard ’round the world

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Nobel Prize Winner Malala Must Take the SAT to Go to Stanford

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Malala Yousafzai is the Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban on her way to school; she survived to became a world-famous advocate for girls’ education. She won the Nobel Peace Prize…

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Fred LeBrun: Cuomo’s Big Boondoggle

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Fred LeBrun is rapidly emerging as the most astute education writer in New York State. He writes for the Albany Times-Union so there is a good chance that the Governor’s staff and the…

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Another One: Illinois Releases PARCC Results

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
It seems that early release of PARCC test results is all the rage among PARCC states. At first, PARCC was reluctant on September 10, 2015, to release its complete set of freshly-minted cut…

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Scholars, Civil Rights Activists, Educators Sign Amicus Brief in Vergara Case in California

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
NEWS RELEASE September 16, 2015 Contacts: For CFT: Fred Glass, (510) 579-3343 For CTA: Frank Wells, (562) 708-5425 For Information on the Civil Rights Groups Brief: Jennifer Bezoza or Candice Francis, (415) 543-9697,…

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Illinois: PARCC Scores Plummet, As Expected

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Illinois released the results of Common Core test results, and the proportion of students who met PARCC’s wildly unrealistic expectations declined from previous years. “In a troubling picture of performance, the vast majority…

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Philadelphia: The “Get Rich” Charter Business

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
What would you rather be? A mid-level bureaucrat monitoring fiscal matters in the school district or a millionaire? Find the answer to this question in this article about Philadelphia. “MANY OF the recent…

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Philadelphia: Some Charters Spend More on Facilities Than on Instruction

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
An investigation in Philadelphia finds that some charters now spend more on paying down the debt of lavish facilities than they spend on instruction. “THREE FRANKLIN Plaza, a bow-shaped eight-story building at 16th…

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