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Books: Get Ready For 2015's "The Test"

Hey, everyone, so sorry if you're not done reading Goldstein, Green, Kahlenberg/Potter, or any of the other education books that have come out in recent weeks, but it's time to start getting ready for the next wave of titles coming down the pike. Show More Summary

Follow Friday [#FF]: Top Education Tweeters, According To Education Dive

I'm still not quite sure what Education Dive is all about -- one of several different industry "dives" that the company puts out -- but still I'm happy to be included in its list of best education Twitter feeds to follow (along withShow More Summary

Quotes: Steve Jobs Didn't Let His Kids Have iPads

We have seen the dangers of technology firsthand. I’ve seen it in myself, I don’t want to see that happen to my kids. - Tech mogul Chris Anderson about tech parents limiting kids' exposure (NYT: Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent)

Events: We All Missed #TheTeacherWars Confab In NYC Last Night

#edjourn Last Night at New America's SoHo offices there was a lively-sounding filled-to-capacity three hour discussion with Jose Vilson, Dana Goldstein, and Motoko Rich (pictured, courtesy Melinda Anderson). I wasn't there and haven't...Show More Summary

Media: Actually, Ranking High Schools Can Be Enormously Useful

#edjourn It's not hard to relate to Libby Nelson'spoint of view in a recent Vox piece (Ranking high schools tells you which schools are rich or selective ), in which she notes that the rankings from places like the Daily Beast mostly...Show More Summary

AM News: Top Court Tells Wash. State To Get Cracking On School Funding

Legislature Is Held in Contempt Over School Funding NYT: The State Supreme Court held the Washington State Legislature in contempt on Thursday for its lack of progress on fixing the way the state pays for public education, but it withheld punishment until after the 2015 session. Show More Summary

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: So, Should We Blame Weak US Education Effects On Flawed Reform Efforts Or Entrenched Interests (Or Both)?

Barely 30 percent of US adults exceed their parents' education level - worse than all but 3 OECD nations ow.ly/Bo9FD ICYMI: @ChiPubSchools Show Real Graduation Rate Progress, @UChicagoUEI Tim Knowles US News ow.ly/Bo84n Jose Vilson praises...Show More Summary

Throwback Thursday: September 11 Will Always Be Connected To Education

Here are some #TBT blog posts from previous years on this date that seem sort of interesting, both related to 9/11 and otherwise: The Pet Goat, The 7 Minutes, The Kids Grown Up: In Farenheit 9/11, Michael Moore showed us the video of the event during which the Commander In Chief seemed stunned and uncertain as the Twin Towers were being attacked. Show More Summary

Thompson: TNTP (Once Again) Proves that It's Anti-Teacher & Anti-Union

TNTP has done teachers a great service in publishing “Rebalancing Tenure Rights.” I’m serious. Liberal non-educators who support anti-tenure lawsuits seem to assume that the strickened laws would inevitably be replaced by something better. Show More Summary

Media: FiveThirty-Eight Stumbles Out Of The Gate

#Edjourn Newish data-based journalism site FiveThirtyEight is rumored to be looking for someone to head its education coverage, and indeed posted a story last week about US kids spending lots of time in class (which I happily shared out). Show More Summary

Quotes: An Honest Conversation (Among Reform Critics)

We play to crowds, portend allegiance, retweet and rewrite the same messages, and hero-worship with no critical thought... And all of this is OK because, well, we agree on something, whatever that one thing is, and that’s what matters, right? - Jose Vilson (On Honest and Civil Conversation (Simmer Down Now))

AM News: De Blasio Forced To Accommodate NYC Charter Expansion

Mayor Agrees to Accommodate 4 Larger or New Charter Schools NYT: Under a new state law, New York City must offer free space in public buildings or or help with the cost of renting private space. Palm Beach school leaders won't opt out...Show More Summary

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: Even When #CCSS Critics Win, They Lose

CCSS critics out-debated advocates -- but [spoiler alert/trigger warning!] audience voted for CC anyway - EdWeek ow.ly/BlsUN Common Core Advocates' Top 3 Mistakes - @yep-DC @BrainofMatter ow.ly/BkLHr Mistake #1: Ignoring materials and training. Show More Summary

Video: Rhee, Kahlenberg, & Daniels Debate Common Core, Integration, & New iPhone Design

Watch this panel featuring Michelle Rhee, Mitch Daniels, and Richard D. Kahlenberg from yesterday's NYT Schools For Tomorrow. It's titled "Getting To College-Ready" and the Twitter hashtag was #NYTsft

Events: [Fashion] Notes From "Schools For Tomorrow"

Some highlights from yesterday's NYT education conference (aka #NYTsft): Watching and then chatting with Rick Kahlenberg and Halley Potter, who have a new book out about "smarter" charters (ie, diverse & teacher-led ones). Can't wait to read it. Show More Summary

Charts: NYT Ranks Top Colleges For Economic Diveristy

"Colleges with similar resources admit very different numbers of low-income undergraduates. Some wealthy colleges admit many such students, but others do not." David Leonhardt on the NYT's new ranking. Image used with permission.

Quotes: The Teachers Unions' Quandry

The developments [Vergara, etc.] have left the nation's two largest teachers unions in a quandary: How to alter the perception that they are obstacles to change while holding on to principles such as tenure that their members demand. - WSJ (Teachers Unions Under Fire)

AM News: Mid-Term Election Results With Edu-Implications

U.S. Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass., Longtime Ed. Committee Member, Loses Primary PK12:The liberal congressman with a thick Boston accent was a longtime member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee and known for his aggressive style of politics. Show More Summary

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: So That FL District Reversed Itself On Testing Opt-Out

FL district rescinds testing opt-out vote WBBH News http://ow.ly/BiI4n Former EdTrust/Obama/Kennedy/Pell guy @M_Dannenberg1 is joining Ed Reform Now, "think tank to DFER and others." RT @hechingerreport: If there is a testing craze, @BarthRichard says his three NYC public school kids are getting tested more in soccer... Show More Summary

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