Daily Archives: November 3, 2015

Has anyone else said it?

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Teacher resignation narratives are not compelling

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Eva Moskowitz and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Month

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Eva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of the Success Academy charter school network in New York City, is used to getting her way. Since founding her first school in 2006, her network has grown…

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Pulitzer Prize Winner Thinks Ravitch Is Jindal

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On October 30, 2015, New Orleans-based online news publication, The Lens, carried an opinion piece by its news editor, Jed Horne, who is described at the end of the article as “a veteran journalist who…

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2014-15 Alabama Teacher of the Year Abruptly Resigns

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On October 29, 2015, as AL.com reports, the 2014-15 Alabama Teacher of the Year, Ann Marie Corgill, quit her job.   Ann Marie Corgill She is state certified to teach primary through third grade.…

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Obstacles

Originally posted on The Mind of Hammy:
What makes a kid successful? Is it something that is ingrained in their DNA? Is it something that is nurtured during their formative years? Is it one specific event that wholly changed their…

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The Parents’ Dilemma: What Should My School Do about New Technologies

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Sixty-seven percent of parents in a recent survey agreed with this statement: “I don’t mind my child spending more screen time if he or she is learning.”  And in…

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Louisiana’s 2014-15 High School Letter Grades… So Many A’s….

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On October 29, 2015, Louisiana state superintendent John White released the 2014-15 school performance scores for Louisiana high schools enrolling grades 9 – 12. In a story about the release, Danielle Dreilinger of…

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Mississippi and Georgia Compete in Race to the Bottom

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jim Arnold is a retired educator. He explains why the people of Mississippi should vote for Act 42. And he shows how politicians in the state legislature have conspired to confuse voters with…

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CTU to Members: Prepare for Possible Strike

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Chicago Teachers Union has shown that it is not afraid to strike. In 2012, its decision to strike was approved by a near unanimous vote. Now, teachers are bracing for more budget…

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