Daily Archives: April 7, 2017

Leonie Haimson: A Report on the Tumultuous Meeting at Central Park East 1 in East Harlem

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
As reported earlier today, scores of parents are conducting a sit-in protest at CentralPark East 1, demanding the ouster of the principal. Leonie Haimson attended the meeting of the school’s leadership team last…

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FrankenVoucher Stalks the Children of Texas but Is Beaten by the House of Representatives!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
One of the great groups in Texas fighting against the far-right is “Raise Your Hand, Texas.” I am not in 100% agreement with them, since they consider charter schools to be part of…

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NYC: Parents Holding Sit-In to Demand Removal of Principal

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Central Park East 1 elementary school was founded by Deborah Meier many years ago. It is an iconic progressive public school in East Harlem that has attracted a diverse student enrollment. Debbie wrote…

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Van Schoales: Colorado’s Teacher Evaluation Mess

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Van Schoales is part of the corporate reformer group that has controlled public education in Colorado for most of the past decade. When I visited Denver in 2010 to talk about my recently…

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Have Silicon Valley Teachers Using Technology Daily Altered Their Classroom Practice? (Part 1)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
In 2016, after I observed and interviewed 41 Silicon Valley teachers in various schools and districts identified by policymakers and principals as exemplary in integrating technologies into their daily…

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Here are the Tools You Need to Fight the DeVos Agenda!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Network for Public Education has created a toolkit to help you fight back against the DeVostation of our public schools. Here are the one-pagers you need to answer questions about charters, vouchers,…

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Johns Hopkins Researcher Celebrates the “Promise of Louisiana Curriculum” Associated with Common Core (?)

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
In November 2016, Ashley Berner, Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, published this review of her own book, which happens to feature Louisiana as an example of the success of…

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Mike Klonsky: School-Killer Rahm Plans to Close More Schools in the African-American Community

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
If ever there is an award for the mayor who did the most to disrupt and destroy public education, it will go to Rahm Emanuel. His own children attend the highly resourced University…

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Teacher resignation letters paint bleak picture of US education | MSU Today    @Michigan State University

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
As teacher resignation letters increasingly go public – and viral – new MSU research indicates teachers are not leaving solely due to low pay and retirement, but also because…

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Kansas: Student Journalists Investigate New Principal with Dubious Diplomas, She Resigns

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The students are our future. And the students give me hope. When I hear “reformers” like DeVos and Gates and Klein and Rhee claim that our schools are “failure factories,” that they are…

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