Daily Archives: December 10, 2015

Amanda Koonlaba: Art Helps Students Become Whole

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Amanda Koonlaba teaches kindergarten students in Mississippi. This post is part of the series on art in school that appears on Anthony Cody’s blog “Living in Dialogue.” ? Koonlaba writes: ? I believe…

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Cuomo Task Force Will Recommend Revision of Standards, Tests, Teacher Evaluation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The task force appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to review the Common Core standards, testing, and teacher evaluation will recommend a moratorium on tying teacher evaluation to test scores–as much as four years–and…

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John Kass: Subpoena Rahm’s Emails about Delayed Video of Laquan’s Death

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Kass of the Chicago Tribune has advice for federal investigators: Subpoena Rahm’s emails if you really want to find out why the video of Laquan McDonald’s death was suppressed for a year.…

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Superintendent Steven Cohen: This is What Great Education Looks Like

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Superintendent Steven Cohen addresses parents on Long Island and explains what a great education is. It is the kind of education available to the children of Rahm Emanuel and Barack Obama, Merryl Tisch…

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Hillary on ESSA

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Politico reports that President Obama will sign the Every Student Succeeds Act today, right now, this morning, wasting no time. ESSA is an unusual example of both national teachers’ unions working closely with…

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Michael Hynes: Time to Abolish the U.S. Department of Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Michael Hynes is Superintendent of the Patochogue-Medford public schools on Long Island in New York state. ? As an educator, I have no use for the U.S. Department of Education. ? The fact…

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Long Island: Michael Hynes, a Visionary Superintendent

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Michael Hynes, superintendent of schools in Patchogue, Long Island, in New York, has a new idea: Let’s forget about the politicians and do what we know is best for students. Hynes is hereby…

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Jeff Bryant on the Charter Gravy Train Report from NEPC

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Here is Jeff Bryant’s take on the Baker-Miron report on the Charter Gravy Train. ? In one of the more bizarre schemes the authors examine, charter operators will use third-party corporations to purchase…

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Bruce Baker and Gary Miron: The Business of Charters, Or, The Charter Gravy Train

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bruce Baker and Gary Miron have written an important new study of the business of charters. It was released overnight by the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado. The report…

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The State of Charter Schools, A Report by Pro-Charter Advocacy Group

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bellwether Education Partners is a consulting firm that works with “reform” organizations, with charter chains, Teach for America, and others who promote the privatization of public education and the replacement of the teaching…

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