Daily Archives: September 18, 2015

New Mexico: Teacher Evaluation Goes on Trial

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Audrey Beardsley reports here on the trial of teacher evaluation in New Mexico. She is testifying Monday so she keeps her views to herself, but she quotes others. This is a quote from…

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Seattle Teacher Strike Nears Settlement: Teachers Fought for Students’ Needs

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jeff Bryant reports that the Seattle teachers’ strike is nearing an end. The teachers are very pleased with the gains they made on behalf of their students. Was a pay increase part of…

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Who Is Malala?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
When I posted the other day about Malala Yousafzai, I said that she had been shot in the head, survived, became an advocate for the education of girls, and win a Nobel Peace…

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Here is the Link to Donate to Lee Barrios, Candidate for the Louisiana State Board of Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Yesterday, I posted that the Network for Public Education had endorsed Lee Barrios for a seat on the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. This is an unusually important election. At the…

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Seth Sandronsky Reviews Mercedes Schneider’s “Common Core Dilemma”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Seth Sandronsky, a journalist in California, loves Mercedes Schneider’s new book, “Common Core Dilemma: “Who Owns Our Schools?” In this review, he summarizes the main themes of the book. He writes: “Uncle Sam…

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Out of Control: The Systematic Disenfranchisement of African-American and Latino Communities Through School Takeovers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
It is hard to remember that we once had stable schools in this country. That was before No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top went into full implementation. Now, schools in…

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Announcing the iSchool, or Something

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Apple CEO Steve Jobs was not known as a philanthropist during his lifetime, but his wife, Laurene Powell Jobs, had a significant track record in philanthropic endeavors by the time of his death…

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Steven Singer: What Do Scott Walker, Campbell Brown, and Bill Gates Have in Common?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Steven Singer has noticed some striking similarities among corporate reformers: they didn’t do well in school. Others have noted that most of them went to elite private schools. Scott Walker dropped out of…

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Teaching History at Mission High School (Kristina Rizga)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
This is the third excerpt taken from Kristina Rizga’s new book Mission High. With her permission I have excerpted descriptions of math  and English lessons. In this post, Rizga…

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Mike Klonsky: Duncan Not Concerned about Collapse of Illinois’ Scores

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mike Klonsky does his usual round up of Chicago news. 70% of students in Illlinois “failed” the PARCC test. Arne Duncan was not troubled at all. “Arne Duncan agrees… “It actually doesn’t concern…

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