Daily Archives: April 25, 2018

Ohio: Who Will Go to Jail for the Crimes of ECOT?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Stephen Dyer says there is now little or no question that crimes were committed by ECOT (the late, unlamented Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow). Someone knowingly inflated enrollment to collect millions from the…

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Teacher: Fired from KIPP, Teacher of the Year In Arizona, Ready to Walk Out

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jessica Marks, Teacher of the Year in Arizona, wrote a guest post for Tim Slekar’s blog “Busted Pencils.” She recounts her journey from being fired at KIPP as a terrible teacher to winning…

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Nancy Bailey: Good Schools Have Libraries and Librarians; Poor Schools Do Not

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Nancy Bailey writes here that one of the sources of reading failure is the disappearance of libraries and librarians.  Ironically, I just learned that New York State adopted the edTPAassessment for librarians,…

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FairTest: Testing Resistance News

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
From FairTest: In addition to lots of other testing news, several states that contract with Questar, a for-profit subsidiary of the Educational Testing Service, recently experienced significant disruptions of their computerized standardized exams.…

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Arizona Teachers Will Walk Out Tomorrow for Salaries and Adequate School Funding

Originally posted on janresseger:
Last Thursday, Arizona’s teachers voted to walk out tomorrow, April 26, unless Governor Doug Ducey can show there is a way to pay for his recent promise to raise teachers’ salaries in one of the nation’s…

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Queen Eva’s Gambit

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
In the New York Post today there was a headline that read “Charter school upsets juggernaut Stuyvesant HS on way to chess crown” It began in dramatic fashion. The US hockey team beating…

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