Daily Archives: February 3, 2016

Baltimore Sun: Guidelines Needed for Screen Usage at School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Baltimore Sun published an article today about the need for guidance in screen usage in school. This echoes what Roxana Marachi wrote in a post earlier today about the potential dangers in overexposure…

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Students Who Took PARCC Test Online Got Lower Scores

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Benjamin Herold of Education Week reports that students who took the PARCC test online got lower scores than those who took the test with paper and pencil. ? ? “Students who took the…

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Gates Gives Common Core Owner, CCSSO, $15.4 Million Just to Keep ‘Em in Business

Originally posted on deutsch29:
  Bill Gates The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)  is one of two owners of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). In fact, former CCSSO CEO Gene Wilhoit approached Gates in the summer of 2008…

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Carol Burris Invites You to NPE Conference in Raleigh in April

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Dear Friends, This year’s Network for Public Education Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, on April 16-17 will be a unique opportunity to show a strong and united front in the battle to promote…

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New Mexico: Charters Get Same Results But Cost More

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A state study of charter school performance in New Mexico concluded that the privately managed schools cost more and get the same results. “Rapidly expanding charter schools in New Mexico are spending more…

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Ed Berger: The Robber Barons of Arizona

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Edward F. Berger is a champion for children and public schools in Arizona. He writes in this essay that the state is controlled by a tiny claque of very wealthy people who want…

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Researcher: Excessive Exposure to Wireless Radiation Harms Children’s Brains

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Roxana Marachi, professor of education at San Jose State University in California, recently testified at a public hearing on ESSA about the dangers to children of excessive exposure to wireless radiation. She also…

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Tennessee Legislator and Wife Opt Their Child Out of State Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Rep. Mike Stewart and his wife Ruth decided to opt their child out of state testing. The MommaBears of Tennessee were overjoyed. Tennessee has no law permitting opt out. The MammaBears hope that the…

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Detroit Schools’ Darnell Earley Resigns; FBI Involved in Investigating Flint

Originally posted on deutsch29:
  Darnell Earley The latest emergency manager over the dilapidated Detroit Public Schools, Darnell Earley, resigned on February 02, 2016, according to this bulletin from the Detroit Free Press: Detroit Public Schools emergency manager Darnell Earley, facing an onslaught…

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CTU Rejects Contract Offer, Takes Action 

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? Yesterday, the Chicago Teachers Uniin rejected the city’s contract offer. This is the CTU explanation: CHICAGO – After much deliberation, the Chicago Teachers Union has rejected the Board of Education’s most…

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