Daily Archives: October 22, 2015

Tune in to Wellesley Livestream Tonight at 7:30

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I will speak tonight at Wellesley College at 7:30 pm. The event will be live streamed.? http://dianeravitch.net/2015/10/19/i-will-be-speaking-at-wellesley-college-on-thursday-at-7-livestreamed/

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Chalkbeat NY: New York State Gently Hopes that Charters Meet Diversity Requirements

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Geoff Decker, writing in Chalkbeat New York City, says the state is asking charter schools to do their best to recruit more students with disabilities and students who are English language learners. The…

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Indiana Parent Speaks Truth to the Indiana Legislative Branch of ALEC

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Cathy Fuentes-Rower went to the Indiana legislative hearing about the teacher shortage, and she patiently waited seven hours to testify. Cathy is a parent, not a teacher. She was forced to listen to…

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Lies, Damned Lies, and PARCC Scores

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
In February of this year, as communities and schools in New Jersey were awaiting the arrival of PARCC testing, I wrote this opinion piece for the Bergen County Record.  In it, I said:…

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NPE Action Fund Endorses Jason France for Louisiana Board of Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
NPE Action Fund endorses Jason France for election to the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Network for Public Education is proud to endorse Jason France for Louisiana Board of Elementary…

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PBS Stands by Merrow Report on Suspension Rates

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
PBS NewsHour Clarification | Press | PBS NewsHour ? ? PBS NewsHour Clarification | Press | PBS NewsHour On October 12, 2015, the PBS NewsHour aired a report from veteran education reporter John…

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Jersey Jazzman: Eva Risks Her Brand

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Merrow’s PBS segment about suspensions of 5- and 6-year old children at Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy created quite a stir. Eva was outraged by Merrow’s interview, even though he said some very…

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Shanker Institute: Race, Discipline, and Eva Moskowitz’s Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Leo Casey, executive director of the Albert Shanker Institute, notes that numerous authorities warn about the adverse effects of suspending students from school. He notes that Eva Moskowitz, by contrast, believes that suspending…

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Mitchell Chester: Positioning MA for Delayed PARCC?

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On October 21, 2015, I received a copy of an email written by Maureen LaCroix, who identifies herself as “educational consultant at Massachusetts Department of Education” (DESE) on Linkedin. The email (which was forwarded to me by one…

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Mitchell Chester, PARCC Consortium Chair, Turns His Back on PARCC

Originally posted on deutsch29:
Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Mitchell Chester has been pushing for PARCC assessments in Massachusetts. Chester is the chair of the PARCC consortium. As a member of PARCC’s governing board, he was supposed to have his state…

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