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Morning Video: Pondiscio's "Complicated Relationship" With Testing

"Education reform runs on data, so to speak, and data is testing and when you opt out of testing you're basically robbing the system of the data it needs to make decisions," the Fordham senior fellow explained on NewsMax earlier this week (the show host is hilarious/awful). Show More Summary

AM News: Jindal Loses Common Core Appeal

Jindal loses appeal on Common Core lawsuit in state court AP: A Louisiana appeals court Wednesday upheld a judge's ruling that barred Gov. Bobby Jindal from suspending testing contracts tied to Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards. Show More Summary

Quotes: And Now, A Word From President Clinton's Education Secretary

We’re kind of in a testing era in the United States... If you have a problem, throw a test at it. - Stanford Professor Linda Darling-Hammond in the NY Times (Tougher Teacher Licensing Exams and a Question of Racial Discrimination)

Update: Deray McKesson Invited To Clinton Campaign Event

Last week's post about Deray McKesson ended with a question: "Which public official or candidate for office will try and get in a photo with him next? Sure enough, the Clinton campaign invited the TFA alum/social activist to her event over the weekend:.@HillaryClinton's campaign invited me to the launch today on Roosevelt Island. Show More Summary

Campaign 2016: Like Obama, Clinton Writes Excuse Notes

"If you have to miss school, make sure you have a note." Hillary Clinton Facebook page via Jenn Bluestein. This will soon get old, but not yet. There were some Obama examples of the "candidate excuse note" way back in 2008, longtime readers will recall -- and to be sure examples before that we don't know about because there was no Twitter. Show More Summary

Morning Video: Hillary Clinton Talks Early Education In NH

"Two days after a campaign launch in New York City, Hillary Clinton returns to New Hampshire to participate in a forum on early childhood education. Duration: 97:26" Via MSNBC

AM News: Tulane Report Says 2005-2015 New Orleans Changes Working

New Orleans school changes worked, Cowen Institute says NOLA.com: Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, have New Orleans' massive education changes worked? Tulane's Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives issued its answer in a Wednesday (June 17) report: Ed. Show More Summary

Where's All The Ed-Related Conversation About #RachelDolezal?

Has someone prominent been revealed to have been "passing" as black in education? Not that I know of. But I can't believe it hasn't happened -- and even if it hasn't, race and privilege are everywhere in education. And so I'm sad toShow More Summary

Teacher Prep: Former TC Head Launches New "Competency-Based" Ed School

#woodrowacademy pic.twitter.com/wy5nZGneMv — Woodrow Wilson Fndn (@wwfoundation) June 16, 2015 There are at least a couple of cool-sounding new things about the grad school / research lab that's just been announced by the folks at the...Show More Summary

Thompson: What's the Real Harm in the Wasting of Post-Test Time?

In Do Lazy June Days Include Too Many Parties and Movies?, The Washington Post's Jay Mathews says that June 1 is "the traditional beginning of parental complaints about how little work is done as the school year nears an end." He cites...Show More Summary

Morning Video: A Different Kind Of (Charter) School Model

"Right away, when visitors walk into an Intrinsic Schools classroom, they notice its size. Each classroom holds roughly 50 to 60 students." (A Charter School Model Different from Most WTTW Chicago)

AM News: Common Core Reporting Slowdown, SAT Misprint, UPK For Hillary

State can’t explain slowdown on scoring of new Common Core tests Seattle Times: Scoring the new Common Core-based tests is taking longer than anticipated in Washington state, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction doesn't know why. Show More Summary

Will Common Core Results Generate A New Wave Of Lawsuits?

In case you hadn’t noticed, most of today’s education debate takes place inside a very small, seemingly unchangeable stone box. But there are a few examples of advocates thinking big, going at fundamental problems that aren't just workarounds...Show More Summary

Quotes: Clinton Echoes Union Rhetoric On Economic Equality

While many of you are working multiple jobs to make ends meet, you see the top 25 hedge fund managers making more than all of America’s kindergarten teachers combined. And, often paying a lower tax rate. - Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in her weekend campaign kickoff speech, via the Washington Post

Live Event: Atlantic Media Education Summit Right Now In DC

@Atlantic_LIVE #AtlanticEdu Click here if the video doesn't load (and to see the agenda, etc.)

AM News: Waiting For ESEA Reauthorization (& Common Core Test Results)

Refresher: What's in the House ESEA Bill? PK12: The measure was not on the Majority Leader's weekly schedule for action, but sources said it could be called to the floor as early as Wednesday. Common Core tests largely over; now comes...Show More Summary

Thompson: High Stakes Testing Is Not a Civil Right

The Education Trust's Katie Haycock, in Calling the Nation's Civil Rights Leaders Ignorant on Testing: Really? inadvertently illustrated the key issues involved in Common Core and Opt Out controversies. First, she blasted Marc Tucker for challenging her prime soundbite - that testing is a civil rights issue. Show More Summary

Quotes: NYC Teachers Now Favor Modified Mayoral Control

The thing is, in New York, everyone thinks it's mayoral control or nothing. That's not the case. Every city that has mayoral control has different versions of it but the idea of mayoral control, yes, we do not want to go back to the school boards and the Board of Education. Show More Summary

Morning Video: Karen Lewis Addresses FairTest Event (Plus Bonus Pasi Sahlberg)

Here's Chicago's Karen Lewis talking about testing and other issues, via Diane Ravitch. Let's pair it with a Pasi Sahlberg essay on fallacies in reform-minded teacher improvement efforts, via Valerie Strauss.

AM News: NY Teachers Call For Modified Mayoral Control

Teachers' union leaders talk of changes to mayoral control Capital NY: The U.F.T., Mulgrew said, wants the mayor to have less control over the Panel for Educational Policy (P.E.P.), the governing body of the Department of Education. See also NYDN. Show More Summary

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