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Stay positive and relentlessly talk about how the new standards are rigorous and will help prepare our kids for college and career. No more talk about Tea Partiers, conspiracy theories, the D.C. bubble, the blogosphere or scared white suburban moms. Show More Summary
EdWeek's Stephen Sawchuk has easy-to-digest coverage of a new white paper from TNTP arguing that the frameworks and rubrics used to evaluate teachers during classroom observations are too complicated. Unfortunately, and somewhat characteristically...Show More Summary
What to think or care about Duncan's remarks to the CCSSO a few days ago? It was an obvious gaffe, and those inclined to make hay out of it (the Strauss-Politico-Ravitch triumvirate) will do so. The mainstream press will (I hope) write the stories they need to write without making CCSS protests look larger or broader than they really are. Show More Summary
'White moms' remark fuels Common Core clash Politico: Education Secretary Arne Duncan realized fairly quickly that he had stumbled.Two hours later, with those comments sparking outrage on social media, Duncan told POLITICO that he “didn’t say it perfectly.” But he stood by his thesis: To oppose the Common Core is to oppose progress. Show More Summary
The Learning Accelerator via the Hechinger Report
We were on the front pages of newspapers and magazines, and at the same time, I was realizing, we don't educate people as others wished, or as I wished. We have a lousy product. - Udacity's Sebastion Thrun in Fast Company.
Here's MSNBC's Chris Hayes doing a segment about a so-called think that's mostly funded by restaurants (and opposed to raising the minimum wage) and lacks any economists on staff: But is it the think tank's job to hire and/or commission...Show More Summary
Five Takeaways from the Education Department's NCLB Waiver About-Face PoliticsK12: Whatever this 50-state strategy is that the department is touting to address teacher distribution, it should probably have some serious teeth in it given how upset civil rights groups are over this change of heart. Show More Summary
But at least they're not asking you for money or using a 3D printer to make a gun, right? (Spotify and New York City Schools Get Together To Hack on Music Education).
If teaching is - and should be - one of our most revered professions, teacher preparation programs should be among a university's most important responsibilities. Unfortunately, this is the exception, not the rule. -- USDE Secretary Arne Duncan via USA Today
The TNTP’s Amanda Kocon, in Ending the Teacher Hostage Crisis, is right about one thing, “for decades, the teaching profession has relied on a work now, pay later system.” Teachers have been paid artificially low salaries based on a promise of end-of-career payouts from a pension plan. Show More Summary
From The Atlantic: "Americans' attitudes on education split along racial lines, with minorities much more optimistic about the effects of further academic study or skills training on their own careers."
My new piece is just up over at the Atlantic education page, describing the spate of recent parent opt-outs. Clearly, opt-outs and other forms of protest are on the rise to some extent, and have already had effects in a handful of places. Show More Summary
It's quite a shock to see Michelle Rhee on MSNBC (it may never happen again) but there she was a few days ago, talking about NAEP scores (and resisting the urge to give a flip response to the inevitable "what about teaching to the test?" question). Can't bear the thought? Watch Jennifer Garner talk about preschoolers here instead.
Newspapers in Calif., Fla. Can Access Teachers' Value-Added Data, Courts Rule TeacherBeat: In two new rulings both decided earlier this month, state appeals courts in California and Florida have agreed to grant access to "value-added" information on individual teachers. Show More Summary
Economist (based on NCTQ data).
Chicago's Catalyst magazine checks out the rhetoric surrounding TFA newbies stealing jobs from veteran teachers and finds out, well, that's not happening so much. In a district where enrollment is dwindling and charters are expanding...Show More Summary
With the Monday holiday I had some extra time on my hands, so when Jacob Waters pointed out that Chuck Norris had come out against the Common Core State Standards I decided to spend a few minutes looking for the joke I knew was hiding there. Show More Summary
On a gusty, rainy, recent afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sat on stage next to two students, an administrator and a teacher, at the head of a big blue auditorium that smelled faintly... - HuffPost's Joy Resmovits describing a recent Career Tech event.