Monthly Archives: December 2020

Another “School” of the Future

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Steve Davis, a reader of the blog, told me of this Isaac Asimov story published in 1951 about teaching and learning in 2155. I thought readers who saw the…

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Lorrie A. Shepard: Testing Students This Spring Would Be a Mistake

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Lorrie A. Shepard is one of the nation’s most eminent assessment experts. In this article in Education Week, she explains that it would be a mistake to resume testing this spring. She is…

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Edutopia: The Ten Most Significant Education Studies of 2020

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is an enjoyable read. Edutopia identified what it calls the ten most significant education studies of 2020. Probably none of these studies made it into the U.S. Department of Education’s What Works…

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Al Gore: A Time for Hope, At Last

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Al Gore writes in this article in the New York Times about his reasons to feel hopeful. The United States again has a leader who understands the seriousness of the climate crisis and…

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Report: Two New Top Contenders for Secretary of Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Washington Post reported that two new names have emerged as top contenders for Secretary of Education in the Biden Administration. https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/biden-education-secretary-fenwick-cardona/2020/12/16/5811142e-3fb4-11eb-8bc0-ae155bee4aff_story.html Laura Meckler and Valerie Strauss wrote: Two lesser-known educators have emerged…

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Carol Burris: How Charter Schools Cashed in on the Paycheck Protection Program

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Dr. Carol Burris is the executive director of the Network for Public Education, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that works to strengthen and improve public schools. Nearly 400,000 people in every state support its…

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Public Schools Need the Modest Dollars in Current Fiscal Relief Package, But Addressing Educational Injustice Will Take Much More

Originally posted on janresseger:
On Sunday, the leaders of the nation’s three largest school districts—Richard Carranza in New York, Austin Beutner in Los Angeles, and Janice Jackson in Chicago—published a column in the Washington Post demanding financial help to enable…

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Classrooms of the Future?

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Technological fantasies of the future school have been around for decades. Here’s one from 1910. Note all of the information going into students’ heads comes from textbooks fed into…

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Should an Ed.D. or Ph.D. Be Called “Doctor?”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Essayist Joseph Epstein wrote an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal insisting that Dr. Jill Biden should stop calling herself “Dr.” He objected to the use of the term “Dr.” for anyone…

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Trump Appoints Unqualified People to Education Research Advisory Board

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
For most of Trump’s term, he failed to appoint enough members to the National Board for Education Sciences, which has not had a quorum to meet since the end of Obama’s term. Suddenly…

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