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US News And World Report Closes Cheating Loophole — Charters Tank

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
U.S. News & World Report produces several influential annual ‘best of’ lists in all kinds of categories.  In education they rank colleges, graduate schools, and, of course, high schools. In recent years, charter…

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Pastors for Texas Children: Great News for Public Schools in the Lone Star State!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Our good friends who lead Pastors for Texas Children—the Revs. Charles Foster Johnson and Charles Luke—have great news to report from the Lone Star State. It was a bipartisan victory for five million…

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Pearson Wants to Expand Its Virtual Schools Market; Its “Connections Academy” in Louisiana Is No Selling Factor

Originally posted on deutsch29:
Connections Academy is a virtual K12 (and possibly pre-K12) school operated by education business mammoth, Pearson. According to Pearson’s February 2019 earnings call, Pearson is focused on expanding its Connections Academy market. Pearson is undergoing restructuring;…

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Shawgi Tell: The Untold History of Charter School Failure

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Shawgi Tell, a Professor in upstate New York, thinks the public needs that charter school failure is widespread, commonplace, and underreported. Even now, mainstream publications like the New York Times and the…

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Texas: Good News on School Funding!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Our friends, Pastors for Texas Children, have been strong allies in the fight to improve public schools. They daily remind us that support for good public schools is bipartisan. Both chambers of the…

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Eliminating Worldwide Illiteracy with Electronic Tablets but Without School Teachers?

Originally posted on janresseger:
This blog will take a one-week early summer break and come back in June on a new, three-day, Monday-Wednesday-Friday summer schedule.  Look for a new post on Monday, June 3. Diane Ravitch made the announcement yesterday…

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Louisiana’s VAM: Quantitative Bungling on Display

Originally posted on deutsch29:
This post is about value-added assessment (VAA), also called value-added modeling (VAM). I saw that Louisiana’s “father of VAM,” LSU psychology professor, George Noell, and others, had recently published a VAM reflection related to VAM usage…

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The Public Good? Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Get It.

Originally posted on janresseger:
When she spoke recently at the Education Writers Association, Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education, swallowed whatever humility she has and presumed to redefine the role public education in our society.  Betsy loves freedom from…

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Cartoons on Technology at Work, Home, and School

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
For this month, I have collected a melange of cartoons about technology use in different venues. Enjoy!                        …

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CREDO’s New Orleans “Learning Gains” a Sleight of Information

Originally posted on deutsch29:
According to Emily Langhorne of Forbes, education reformers should “rejoice” because in May 2019, the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) released this summary and accompanying presentation of New Orleans charter school “learning gains.” According…

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