Daily Archives: September 26, 2018

Hey, Texas: Don’t Delete Helen Keller from the Curriculum: She Inspires Everyone!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This story appeared in the Washington Post, by Haben Girma, a disability rights lawyer, author and public speaker. I am Deaf-blind, and I almost missed my first lesson about Helen Keller. In second-grade…

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Will New California Law Banning For-Profit Charter Schools Make a Difference?

Originally posted on janresseger:
Many of the states passed charter school enabling legislation back in the 1990s, before there was any understanding of how these privately operated schools—naively imagined as innocent incubators for innovation—might take advantage of public goodwill and…

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The Six Biggest Problems with Data-Driven Instruction

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? ? “On the dangers of being data-driven: Imagine driving from A to B ignoring the road, the weather, the traffic around you… only staring at the gauges on the dashboard.”  – Educator Dan McConnell ?…

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FL Teacher Fired for Giving Zeros When Students Did Not Turn in the Work

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On September 25, 2018, WFTV reported that eighth-grade social studies teacher, Diane Tirado, says she was fired for refusing to assign 50 percent credit to students who did not hand in assignments. Diane Tirado According to…

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