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Another day, another new education page of some kind (right?) Today's newish entrant is US News' Knowledge Bank, which (so far) includes a rogues' gallery of reformers with a particularly heavy dose of Bellwether (Mead, Rotherham) and Fordham (McShane, Hess, Pondiscio). Show More Summary
NPR’s Eric Westervelt, in Where Have All the Teachers Gone?, addresses the “alarming drops in enrollment at teacher training programs.” Westervelt is correct; the decline in the numbers of prospective teachers is “the canary in the coal mine.” In California, enrollment in teacher education programs is down by 53%, but the problem is more pervasive. Show More Summary
Tech giants battle for classrooms in Amish country From PBS NewsHour. Click the link for the show transcript.
Parent-trigger showdowns loom nationwide Hechinger Report: Lawmakers around the country are gearing up for showdowns against teachers unions and school administrators who are seeking to squash a new round of education bills that would create and strengthen so-called “parent trigger” laws. Show More Summary
Here's something new from me via the Columbia Journalism Review, focusing on the challenges of reporting the Common Core testing rollout this spring: As you'll see from my review of coverage from PBS, the NYT, WSJ, AP, and the Washington...Show More Summary
OK, technically it's a Vine (with sound!) not a GIF, but who cares? The Chicago Tribune's Juan Perez saw fit to highlight a few seconds of Duncan's forced walk through anti-testing protesters in Chicago the other day. The moment took...Show More Summary
Happy Friday! I'll be updating the site intermittently via Twitter today -- back to normal blogging on Monday afternoon. You can read it all here, or on Facebook (Alexander Russo), or directly on Twitter (@alexanderrusso). Have a great weekend! Tweets about "@alexanderrusso"
WellDeserved is a a new app that allows folks to offer surplus privileges -- free food at work, extra dental appointments, a soon-to-expire SoulCycle coupon -- to fellow citizens who might want to purchase them. Their motto: "Privilege...Show More Summary
"For education majors [pink rectangle], a new graduate degree is even better than experience, propelling earnings to $49,000 after completing the grad program and $62,000 by midcareer." (WSJ: A New Degree Is Worth More Than Decades of Job Experience)
This is a fascinating time for Oklahoma schools. As school funding was cut by more than 20% over the last five years, and in the face of a $610 million state budget shortfall, out-of-state corporate reformers, ranging from the American...Show More Summary
The second big reason for enrollment declines [at education schools] is the end of the credentialed pay raises that marked the old teacher salary formulas. For many decades a master’s degree offered a pay boost no matter its content....Show More Summary
This week's announcement that Success Academy charters won't give an absolute priority to ELL kids in its charter lotteries because of opposition seems like an unfortunate turn of events (see ChalkbeatNY's Success Academy drops lottery preference for English learners). Show More Summary
Check out last night's PBS NewsHour segment (Why some students are refusing to take the Common Core test), which in my opinion includes an unfortunate number of errors. These include exaggerating the number of opt-outs, linking the Newark student sit-in to the Common Core, and minimizing the role of NJEA in opposing the tests (and Newark). Show More Summary
At widespread anti-Cuomo protests, parents and teachers to join hands Chalkbeat New York: City teachers union president Michael Mulgrew and his predecessor, American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten, will speak at the morning rally at Park Slope's P.S. Show More Summary
This map shows the percentage of kids under 9 with immigrant parents, and this Vox article highlights the barriers keeping immigrant parents from getting involved in their kids' education. They include language, educational background, and community hostility. Show More Summary
You might be interested to note that Hillary Clinton isn't the only one to have a bit of an email scandal on her hands - though education's versions aren't nearly as prominent as those the presumptive Democratic nominee faces currently...Show More Summary
On one side, you have a group of reformers who say that getting rid of federal mandates for annual testing would be apocalyptic, and that’s crazy.... On the other side, you have people who think that getting rid of it would lead to utopia. Show More Summary
There may be too few educators on cable TV (and too few education-related segments, too), but has there ever been a time when schools were as much a central part of so many TV shows? On Fresh Off The Boat, the hip-hop loving son of immigrant...Show More Summary
Watch the segment above (via Media Matters for America). Or, listen to this CRPE discussion about Why Reformers Need an Attitude Adjustment.
Jindal Rips Iowa Ads That Are Seen As Defending Bush BuzzFeed News: “If voters want to vote for someone who’s pro-Common Core, they’re going to have an opportunity to do that in this election,” Jindal tells BuzzFeed News. See also NYT. Show More Summary