Daily Archives: January 25, 2016

You Can Enter Seattle Parents’ Coloring Book Contest

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Seattle education activists are holding a contest and you can enter! đź“š It is a coloring contest. It is about a very important court decision, the McCleary decision, in which the state’s highest…

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Former Charter School Dean: An Open Letter to Staff at No-Excuses Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ramon Griffin, whose article was the subject of the previous post, has written an open letter to teachers and other staff at no-excuses charter schools. He wants them to reflect on the psychological…

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Cloaking Inequity: Confessions of a NOLA Charter Dean

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This post, which appears on Julian Vasquez Heilig’s blog, gives an inside view of a New Orleans charter. It was written two years ago by Ramon Griffin,, the former dean of a New Orleans’…

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Peter Greene: What Kind of a Coach Should Teachers Be?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene borrows concepts from sports and business to explain what teachers should be and what reformers want them to be. He writes about the transactional coach and the transformational coach. The transactional…

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EXCLUSIVE: ESSA and Charter Schools: Part 7

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is the seventh in a series of exchanges about the new federal law, the Every Student Succeeds Act. I asked the questions, and David P. Cleary, chief of staff to Senator Lamar…

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Why Didn’t PARCC Issue a Press Release About Skandera as Chair?

Originally posted on deutsch29:
Be sure to see the update at the end. ______________________________________________ David Connerty-Marin is the communications director for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).  That’s his title on the PARCC web page. It…

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Teacher observations may be less helpful afterall

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Can teachers be trusted with a revolution?

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Some of Those Gov.-Snyder-Released Emails on the Flint Water Crisis

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On January 20, 2016, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder released a 274-page file of his emails related to the Flint water crisis. The January 20, 2016, Detroit News article references certain emails in Snyder’s release as being key to understanding state culpability…

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Voting for Bernie Sanders, Learning from Ta-Nehisi Coates

Originally posted on 34justice:
Several months ago, Black Lives Matter activists targeted Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders with protests.  Many of my fellow Sanders supporters thought these protests unfair, in large part, as I explained at the time, because Sanders…

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