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Taken at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Maryland on February 4, 2014
The folks at Jacobin (and Kickstarter supporters) have helped put out a new book called Class Action that will be of great interest to many who've followed the Chicago Public Schools saga over the past two or three years. "Our project...Show More Summary
New Yorkers are supposed to be tough, but this chart makes it seem like they've got it easier than Denver when it comes to being evaluated. Observation counts 30 pct in Denver, and 60 pct in New York. Student performance counts 30 percent in Denver, 20 percent in NY. Both give 20 pct for local assessments. (Scholastic Administrator pp 52 - 53).
Slate's Matthew Yglesias supports education reform and yet his Education Reform, Not "Populism" Divides Democrats speaks the wisdom that must be heeded. Yglesias observes that the party is not that terribly conflicted over the arcane economic issue of whether "leverage ratio" should be 10 or 8%. Show More Summary
The most influential and well-educated people either have their kids in private schools, or they have their kids in an enclave inside the high school that are called honors courses... and so, if we go to a school and say, let’s change things here, they say, no way, you’re going to mess our little enclave up. Show More Summary
Teacher support for Common Core at ‘critical juncture’ Politico: Supporters of Common Core said they’re eager to work with teachers and are confident most educators are still on board. Proponents of Common Core also dismiss public anger...Show More Summary
"It’s the near future and education has become big business," according to the promo copy for @Charles_Swift's dystopian education thriller, The Newman Resident. "Dr. Newman is at the leading edge of creating the perfect educationalShow More Summary
The longtime news host left CNN last spring and is now producing education-related segments on Al Jazeera America and also teaching a class at the Harvard ed school (Boston Globe). The HGSE course is called "Advancing the Public Understanding of Education” (co-taught with Joe Blatt). Show More Summary
From the Hechinger Report: "It’s quite remarkable that the rate of attaining at 3 or higher went down by only 6 percentage points even though participation more than doubled." (More students don’t always mean lower test scores)
Here's just the latest (and perhaps smallest) example of the pattern over at Politico's education desk of not crediting other outlets/writers (me, in this case, but I'm not the only one) -- even when it's super obvious and easy: Congrats to @molly_HC, @BuzzFeed's new biz of education reporter! Cool beat. Show More Summary
Many politicians clutch at the concept of “the children,” but Rahm grabs them like human shields. - Neil Steinberg's Esquire Magazine profile of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Click here for more favorite sentences from the piece.
NEA Criticizes 'Botched' Common Core Implementation PK12: NEA still supports Common Core, but thinks teachers must be given more time to learn to work with the standards and more professional development. Tests not aligned to the standards...Show More Summary
The good folks at @ScholasticAdms (who sponsor and host this site!) have rolled out a new feature called Top Five, in which they ask you to weigh in on Twitter with your thoughts about about recent news events. Use the hashtags to tell...Show More Summary
Perhaps a new form of educational choice will drive the next era of school improvement. One would think that advocates for school choice would be consistent and support the rights of parents and students to choose whether to be subjected to standardized tests - or not. Show More Summary
According to Paul Bruno, the NPR and PBS coverage of the Bates College SAT study has gotten it wrong: "You wouldn't know from reading this headline - or even from the story, really - that the study actually finds that SAT scores have predictive power (over and above high school GPA alone) when it comes to success in college. Show More Summary
I am where I am not because of what happened in school but in spite of it, and that is probably not what you want me to say. Call me back, and I will address your teachers and give them a piece of my mind. -- Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on why he declined a speaking invitation from his former elementary school (P.S. 81) in a recent New Yorker profile.
As you may recall, BuzzFeed is among the many new and existing outlets with a recent and growing interest in education. And, having first announced the job a few weeks ago, the site has now picked a new person to take it on. She's Molly Hensley-Clancy (pictured). Show More Summary
Vergara witness says schools can deal with teacher ineffectiveness LA School Report: Under an intense cross examination by Marcellus McRae, the plaintiffs’ lead lawyer, Johnson became clearly uncomfortable as McRae attempted to show the limitations of her expertise and research as they relate to the very laws she was testifying against. Show More Summary
Sorry, all of you charter critics who love "Breaking Bad." Your enjoyment of the show -- like your use of Apple devices and Amazon Prime -- is more complicated than you might like it to be. On the right, that's real-life charter school...Show More Summary
The next Democratic president [may] stop pushing for tougher teacher evaluations and more charter schools and blah blah and will instead push in the other direction. -- Slate's Matt Yglesias (Divided Democrats).