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Journalism: NYT Gets It Wrong On NCLB Tutoring Requirement

Motoko Rich's latest NYT piece isn't really focused on NCLB sanctions but rather the political standoff between Washington State officials and the Obama administration over use of test scores to help evaluate teachers. Still, NCLB sanctions...Show More Summary

AM News: Washington State Schools Suffer Over Refusal To Use Student Scores

In Washington State, Political Stand Puts Schools in a Bind NYT: The state refuses to base teacher evaluations on student scores, which triggers an outdated standard: that every student be proficient in reading and math. New TV ad from...Show More Summary

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: KY's Third-Year Common Core Scores Are In!

Mixed results from KY's 3rd year Common Core test results - @AndrewUjifusa http://ow.ly/CfXp7 @ccsso @minnichc @AchieveInc Due process gives bad teachers -not poor kids- the benefit of the doubt in NYC, says new @AEIeducation reportShow More Summary

Thompson: Once Again, Mass Insight Explains What It takes to Turn Around Schools

When I first read Mass Insight's The Turnaround Challenge, I was thrilled by its holistic explanation of what it takes to turnaround the most challenging schools. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said the document was his Bible, but then he violated most of its principles when establishing School Improvement Grants, dooming his SIG to failure. Show More Summary

Quotes: Schools Can't Be Graded, Says NYC Chancellor

Schools have unique qualities that cannot be captured in a letter grade... They are not restaurants. - NYC Chancellor Carmen Farina explaining end of school report card grades

Charts: Hispanic Dropout Rate Plummets Despite Growing Student Population

"In 2000, three Hispanic students had recently completed high school for every one who dropped out, according to Pew. Now nine times as many finish high school as drop out." (Vox: Latinos are driving a huge decline in the high school dropout rate) Image used with permission.

AM News: NYC Charter Rally, Dallas Ebola Scare, Denver Walkout, & Deasy Departure?

Charter School Backers Rally, Hoping to Influence de Blasio’s Policies NYT: Demonstrators filled Foley Square to highlight what they said was a crisis of quality in New York City public schools. See also WNYC. Rally organized by charter...Show More Summary

Twitter Thursday: It's All Here -- Just In A Different Format

Still traveling, so I'll be updating the site via Twitter again today -- back to normal blogging tomorrow. You can read it all here, or on Facebook (Alexander Russo), or directly on Twitter (@alexanderrusso). Tweets about "@alexanderrusso"

Watch: For One Miami Principal. Common Core Spurs Hope & Fear

Watch Bridget Mckinney, third-year principal of Miami's Allapattah Middle School, explain "her trepidations, as well as her support, for the common core itself." (Common Core Spurs Hope, Fear for a Miami Principal via State EdWatch)...

Twitter Wednesday: Rainy Wednesday (Rabbit, Rabbit!)

Happy Wednesday -- Happy October. I'm on the road today so I'll be updating the site via Twitter. You can read it all here, or on Facebook (Alexander Russo), or directly on Twitter (@alexanderrusso). Have a great weekend! Tweets about "@alexanderrusso"

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: Sure, Why Not Compare Schools To Yellow Cabs?

The inevitable comparison between Uber and school choice - James Courtovich in the WSJ http://ow.ly/C6T4y Putting The Trust Back In Education ow.ly/C7S14 @ConorPWilliams riffs off of @ulrichboser's new book Instead Of Staring At Screens,...Show More Summary

Afternoon Video: Celebrities' Hilariously Bad Education Ideas

The Marshall Tuck campaign gets a few celebrity endorsements for his CA superintendent race -- plus some hilariously awful suggestions.

Thompson: Once Again, Mass Insight Explains What It Takes to Turnaround Schools

When I first read Mass Insight's The Turnaround Challenge, I was thrilled by its holistic explanation of what it takes to turnaround the most challenging schools. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said the document was his Bible, but then he violated most of its principles when establishing School Improvement Grants, dooming his SIG to failure. Show More Summary

Journalism: Think Tanks Bypassing Media & Doing Their Own Version Of Journalism

In case you hadn't noticed, more and more think tanks are behaving in journalism-like ways: hiring journalists to write pleasant, engaging pieces as well as blogging and tweeting directly to policymakers and the public. [They also seem...Show More Summary

Morning Video: New Video Targets 371 "Failing" NYC Schools

It's not quite as moving as last summer's version -- and the one I saw last night during the news featured a kid who wanted to be a doctor -- but here's the new Families For Educational Justice video that's airing in NYC, focusing on 143,000 kids in low-performing schools, using the hashtag #donttstealpossible. Show More Summary

AM News: Superintendents' Strong Support For Common Core Asssessments

Superintendents Support Common-Assessment Consortia EdWeek: About two-thirds of district superintendents say states should stick with their common-core testing consortia, while 16 percent remain on the fence over the issue, according to results from a new survey. Show More Summary

Quotes: Progressive Dems Could Win With Education, Says Pollster

The top testing turnout message overall emphasizes education, specifically Republicans' efforts to cut programs for students while giving tax cuts to the wealthy. - Democratic pollster Celinda Lake, quoted in TruthOut.

Weekend Reading: 10 Stories You (Might Have) Missed

Education key topic in PA, KS, AR, TX campaign debates | MSNBC ow.ly/C3Sgn The states versus Secretary Duncan — Mediumow.ly/C1h5r Why Mary Fallin has a case but Bobby Jindal doesn’t Atlanta cheating scandal has changed the way educators...Show More Summary

Magazines: Where Are The Pro-Reform Versions Of The Nation, Mother Jones, Etc?

The new issue of The Nation (Saving Public Schools) includes a feature package of education stories that may pique your interest whatever your position or views. Some highlights include: The Tough Lessons of the 1968 Teacher StrikesShow More Summary

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