Daily Archives: February 22, 2016

Carol Burris: Who Is John King and Why Was His Tenure in New York So Stormy and Controversial?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carol Burris, who is now the executive director of the Network for Public Education, spent decades as a teacher and an administrator. She retired last year as principal of South Side High School…

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Andy Hargreaves: England Adopts the “Business Capital Model,” with Disastrous Results

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Andy Hargreaves is a professor at Boston College whose work has won wide recognition, including the 2015 Grawemeyer Award. ? In this article, he contrasts the schools of Scotland–which value teacher professionalism and…

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A Growing Number of Politicians Want to Cut Funding for Liberal Arts Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Yes, we are moving into the New Dark Ages of ignorance. ? The New York Times reports today that a growing chorus of governors wants to increase STEM funding and cut funding for…

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British Educator: US Charter Leaders, Stay Home!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Robin Alexander, head of the Cambridge Primary Review and prominent British educator, learned that the conservative Education Minister wants to bring a US charter leader to run the British school inspectorate, called Ofsted.…

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John Thompson: A Valentine for My Students

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Thompson, historian and teacher, read David Denby’s tribute to the importance of teachers on Valentine’s Day and was inspired to write a Valentine to his students. He writes: Thank you David Denby…

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The Death of a Community Public School in North Carolina–Killed by a Charter and Budget Cuts

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
When I read this story, my eyes filled with tears. The community public school in Waynesville, North Carolina, is closing. Not because it is a failing school, but because of budget cuts by…

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John White’s Two Sets of 2015 ACT Scores

Originally posted on deutsch29:
Louisiana has two sets of ACT scores for students who were seniors in 2014-15. The first set of scores was partially announced in July 2015; the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) issued this embargoed 2014-2015 Louisiana ACT…

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Tribute to the Warriors

Originally posted on Poetic Justice:
This is a tribute poem for a great warrior in the fight to save our children – Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. – and to all his radio show listeners and Facebook followers. Today is…

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Let’s Not Selectively Doubt Nevada’s Entrance Polls

Originally posted on 34justice:
Hillary Clinton won Nevada’s caucus last night by about 5.5 percentage points.  We don’t have official voting results by race, but polls taken before voters caucused (“entrance polls”) suggested the following demographic breakdown: The Clinton campaign…

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Why Have Instructional Technologies Been an Add-on to Classrooms?

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
My primary care doctor is an early adopter of technology. He is a believer that new hand-held computers can replace the stethoscope, record EKGs, and other functions. These are…

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