Daily Archives: December 1, 2015

The New ESEA: Warning to Parents About Your Child and Military Recruiters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A colleague just pointed out to me that the current Elementary and Secondary Education Act (aka NCLB) allows schools to turn over the names and addresses of students to military recruiters and institutions…

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Mercedes Schneider: Here is the Proposed Federal Law

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mercedes Schneider here offers the latest version of the new federal law that will replace No Child Left Behind. Prepare yourself. It is over 1,000 pages. Look for the titles that interest you.…

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My Favorite Causes for #GivingDay

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Today is a new tradition called “Giving Day.” It is a time to support charities and causes that you care about. Giving to others makes you feel good. Give what you can afford.…

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Former Success Academy Teacher: Why I Resigned

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I seem to get an unusual number of contacts from people who have left teaching at Success Academy; recently I had a long meeting with someone working at the central headquarters of SA.…

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Steve Singer: We Don’t Need Academic Standards

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Steve Singer, a teacher in Pennsylvania, warns that the standardization movement will crush educators and students. He sees no value in having a single set of national standards. Is there a school that…

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Cheating Confirmed at Politically-Connected Pennsylvania Charter School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The for-profit Chester Community Charter School has been a continual source of controversy. The founder, a lawyer, was one of the biggest donors to Republican Governor Tom Corbett and served on his education…

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“Teachers Know Best” Survey of Technology in Classrooms

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
The rollout of the Gates Foundation 2015 survey of teacher opinion about technology sought to gain attention from entrepreneurs, policymakers, administrators, and teachers. I do not know if it…

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Some Eleventh-Hour Observations

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization that has flown through conference committee and continues on its speedy trek to the…

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Mike Klonsky: #ResignRahm is Trending on Twitter

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mike Klonsky reports the latest talk in Chicago. ? Talk of the town: #ResignRahm

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New Thought: When Tests Are Harder, More Students Fail

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
New York policy makers saw a problem: too many students were failing the Algebra exam required for graduation. Result: more kids failed. What happens next? The tests will be made harder. What do…

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