Daily Archives: January 28, 2019

ADHD Drugs Associated with a Dramatic Increased Risk for Parkinson’s

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Estimates indicate that approximately 11% of school-aged children in United States have attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Further, approximately 2/3 of these children are currently being medicated for this diagnosis.…

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CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos Has A Hammer

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
“Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been busy lately, making actual somewhat-public appearances and talking about all her favorites subjects. Thursday it was the 87th annualUnited States Conference of…

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Researchers: Very Young Children Need Academic Rigor

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? Calling defenders of children and childhood! Chalkbeat reports that a group of researchers conducted a huge study and concluded that academic rigor is good for little children. https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2019/01/24/advanced-academic-content-kindergarten-study/ ? ?

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Teaching Through Lockdown

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? ? “Excuse the interruption. We are under a lockdown.” ? That was it. ? Not an explanation of what caused it. ? Not any idea of how much danger we were in. ? Not any…

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CURMUDGUCATION: OK Legislator To Teachers: Shut The Hell Up

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Saturday, January 26, 2019 OK Legislator To Teachers: Shut The Hell Up Oklahoma has worked hard to get itself in the front of the pack of States Most Hostile…

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Student Privacy: How Well Does YOUR State Protect It?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This report is a 50-state analysis of privacy laws, compiled by the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy. Its leaders are Rachael Strickland of Colorado and Leonie Haimson of New York. https://networkforpubliceducation.org/the-state-student-privacy-report-card/

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Nancy Bailey: Beware the SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) Hoax

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Nancy Bailey sees another Reformer trick rapidly overtaking teachers and schools: Social emotional learning, like this is a new idea or something that never occurred to teachers. She writes: Social-emotional learning (SEL) in…

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Strict and Nurturing Parents: Cycles in Child Rearing and Schooling

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
In 2011, Amy Chua laughed all the way to the bank at the fuss she kicked up about her tough-love parenting of daughters–no sleepovers–in “Battle Hymn of the Tiger…

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Denver Teacher Strike Scabs Could Include Central Office Personnel

Originally posted on deutsch29:
Denver Public Schools (DPS) is on the verge of a strike, which may be delayed for as long as several months, as it turns out, because DPS has called upon the state to intervene. Still, the…

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Texas Public Schools are in the Portfolio District Crosshairs

Originally posted on tultican:
Radical market theorists are reshaping Texas education governance by instituting the portfolio district school model. It is a scheme promoted by the University of Washington based think tank, Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE). To advance…

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