Monthly Archives: April 2016

Race, Family Income, and Test Scores: A New Study

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The New York Times features a new study of the intersection of race, family income, and test scores by Sean Reardon, Demetra Kalogrides, and Kenneth Shores. ? It shows beyond doubt that family…

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Richard Phelps: The Education Writers Association is Biased re Common Core

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Richard Phelps is a testing expert who is skeptical about the Common Core standards. He thinks that policymakers swallowed the sales pitch without asking for evidence. As he explains in this article, what…

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Andrew Cuomo – Still Petty and Destructive

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his 2016 budget address, he sounded like a changed man.  Less that 4% of his speech was dedicated to P-12 education compared to over 20% of…

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Low-Performing Students Decline Most on NAEP Test of Seniors

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The recent release of the test scores of seniors on the National Assessment of Educational Progress reported that low-performing students suffered the biggest declines. “Much like their 4th and 8th grade peers, high…

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Nikhil Goyal Interviews Jane Sanders about Education Issues

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Nikhil Goyal is a precocious college student at Goddard College who wrote a book about education (“One Size Does Not Fit All”) while he was in a public high school on Long Island. He…

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California: One Student Starts Huge Opt Out in Burbank

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Sam Gorman, a junior at Burbank High School, started an opt out movement that was joined by 40% of the students in his class. He demonstrates the power of a single individual to…

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Low-Performing Students Decline Most on NAEP Test of Seniors

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The recent release of the test scores of seniors on the National Assessment of Educational Progress reported that low-performing students suffered the biggest declines. “Much like their 4th and 8th grade peers, high…

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Chicago’s Wrongly-ousted Principal, Troy LaRaviere: Still on the CPAA Ballot

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On April 20, 2016, Blaine Elementary (Chicago) principal, Troy LaRiviere, was informed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s appointed school board that he (LaRaviere) was to be removed and “reassigned.”   Troy LaRaviere On August 26, 2015, Chicago…

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FairTest: The Latest News About Test Reform and Resistance

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Here is the weekly report from FaitTest on the progress of the movement to reform and resist standardized testing: ? Bob Schaeffer of FairTest writes: ? “What a week! A national poll concludes…

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Tennessee Cancels State Tests, Blames Vendor

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Tennessee has canceled the second half of its state tests because the vendor didn’t deliver the testing materials on time. Rather than extend the wasted time, the state commissioner pulled the plug. The…

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