Daily Archives: March 1, 2016

NYC Comptroller Issues First Charter School Audit: $135,000 Unaccounted For

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer has released the first of a series of charter school audits. His audit team found that a charter school in the Bronx had not documented $135,000 in…

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New York Times: Testing “Joy and Grit” in the Classroom

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Just when you think American education can’t get any nuttier, along comes another crazy idea. ? The New York Times today reports on the project underway in California to test “joy and grit”…

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Peter Greene: The Flawed Premises of Reform

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene here takes apart the fundamental ideas behind the reformers’ devotion to accountability and shows why it is not working and will never work. He analyzes an article in the Washington Post…

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Los Angeles: Get Ready for Another Attack on Public Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In the past few years, the privatization movement has targeted Los Angeles as a ripe target, in part because billionaire Eli Broad wants to squash the public schools where he lives, and also…

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Massachusetts: Where Are the Missing Women?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A female administrator with excellent credentials pointed out a strange puzzle in Massachusetts: most teachers are women, but most administrators are men. She has recently applied for superintendent posts, but every one went…

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Part 3–From the Classroom: Teachers Integrating Technology

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Among the courses that Will Colglazier teaches at Aragon High School in San Mateo Union High School District is Advanced Placement U.S. history. He also teaches a social studies…

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Raising Taxes Norquist-style and the Republican National Backfire

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
In Louisiana’s 2015 legislative session, Grover Norquist of Washington, DC-based Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) was in charge of the Louisiana budget. Then-Governor Bobby Jindal had apparently signed an agreement to not raise…

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We are so proud of you Super Ewan

Originally posted on Poetic Justice:
If you have 24 more hours of a year to do something kind, why not go big? One car company did… Source: 9-Year-old Boy Gets Big Surprise From Car Company for Feeding Homeless

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Arizona: Vouchers for All?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A reader in Arizona reports that a State Senate committee just passed legislation that would lift all limits on vouchers by 2020. Every Democrat and one Republican opposed the bill. Why destroy public…

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