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Is is time to kiss America’s most famous school reformer goodbye? Larry Cuban thinks so — and below he explains why. Cuban was high school social studies teacher for 14 years, a district superintendent (seven years in Arlington, VA), and … Continue reading ?
Leave it to Stephen Colbert to find a way to make Thomas Jefferson funny. That’s what he did when he was speaking to graduates at the University of Virginia — but he wasn’t the only commencement speaker to get the … Continue reading...
A blast from the past: a 1956 short film with tips on the right and wrong way to take a test. See what’s changed and what hasn’t.
Karen Lewis, the fiery leader of the Chicago Teachers Union who led a strike last year and became a nationally known anti-school reform figure, has been elected to another three-year term as president. Today she will lead the first of … Continue reading ?
Vouchers have been at the center of the school choice movement for many reformers, but they may be in trouble. Here making that argument is Abby Rapoport of The American Prospect, where this appeared. By Abby Rapoport When news broke … Continue reading ?
The Chicago Teachers Union and education activists are planning three days of demonstrations in different city neighborhoods, starting Saturday, to protest the closing of 54 public schools this year. The closure plan by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and school district … Continue reading ?
Who are the world’s sleepiest students? It’s the Americans, according to an analysis by Boston College researchers of data that was part of the 2011 international exams known as the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Progress in … Continue reading ?
I’ve written a lot about growing resistance to high-stakes standardized testing and other corporate-driven school reforms. In the following piece, the argument is made that the revolution against the reform movement is here. It was written by Jeff Bryant, an … Continue reading ?
Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: #climate change is real, man-made and dangerous. Read more: OFA.BO/gJsdFp — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 16, 2013 That tweet, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, led 31,541,507 people to decide to follow Australian climate … Continue reading ?
The following infographic comes from AccuWeather.com and explains the kind of damage expected when tornado wind speeds are at varying levels. This was released a day after tornadoes swept through North Texas, killing at least six people and injuring dozens … Continue reading ?
A new report about what people called “education influentials” think will happen in the world of education says: That 87 percent of insiders think that the No Child Left Behind law won’t be reauthorized until at least 2015. … Continue reading ?
I recently published a fourth grade “science quiz” given to students at a creationist South Carolina religious school, which featured questions in which the “correct” answers were essentially a denial of science. For example: Students were told to say True … Continue reading ?
History is fascinating but too often kids find it boring in history class. Here Larry Cuban explains why and what to do about it. Cuban was a school social studies teacher for 14 years, a district superintendent (seven years in … Continue reading ?
Teachers in Seattle protesting a state-mandated standardized test that they think is useless have scored a victory: The test will, starting next year, no longer be required for high school graduation. Jose Banda, superintendent of schools in Seattle, just told … Continue reading ?
Any regular reader of this blog knows that I am not in love with school rankings that claim to have real authority. In the following piece, Matthew Di Carlo does a good job explaining the problems with even some of … Continue readin...
Should students still learning how to be teachers be considered “highly qualified teachers“? Should new college graduates with only five weeks of teacher training (that’s what Teach For America gives its recruits before sending them into high-poverty schools) be considered … Continue reading ?
Finland’s Pasi Sahlberg is one of the world’s leading experts on school reform and the author of the best-selling “Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn About Educational Change in Finland?” In this piece he writes about whether the emphasis … Continue reading ?
The president of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, called late last month for a moratorium on the high stakes attached to new Common Core-aligned standardized tests. (You can read about that here.) Here’s a piece in support of … Continue reading ?
What is the most important problem facing American children today? According to the Academic Pediatric Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, it is the effects of poverty on the health and well being of young people. But, they concede, … Continue reading ?
A New York high school in Cooperstown — home of the National Baseball Hall of Home — is changing its sports nickname from the Redskins to the Hawkeyes. As a result, the Oneida Indian Nation is giving the school $10,000 … Continue reading ?