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A dozen questions for school reformers who say one thing and do another

 A few days ago I published a powerful post by award-winning Principal Carol Burris which revealed that the New York State Department of Education used seriously flawed data in its official reports about college enrollment. This, she wrote, raises questions about how accurate some of the claims about college readiness of U.S. high school graduates […]

A dozen questions for school reformers who say one thing and do another

 A few days ago I published a powerful post by award-winning Principal Carol Burris which revealed that the New York State Department of Education used seriously flawed data in its official reports about college enrollment. This, she wrote, raises questions about how accurate some of the claims about college readiness of U.S. high school graduates […]

Keynote – Iowa Council for Social Studies

I had the honor of keynoting the Iowa Council for Social Studies conference last month. I only had 30 minutes so of course I had 186 slides! I usually avoid giving (or attending) firehose presentations but I made an exception this time in order to highlight the breadth of resources available to social studies educators if they choose [...]

AM News: School Closures Worsen Things For Ferguson-Area Kids

The other injustice in Ferguson: Schools are closed Quartz: The list of closures affects schools that are rich and poor, black and white, emblematic of districts that are more segregated today than before Brown vs. Board of Education. Show More Summary

Happy ThanksGIFing

I’ve been known to GIF my day on special occasion […]

3 reasons your kids are bored in Computing lessons, and 9 solutions

Are your students yawning, checking their email, launching paper aeroplanes in your lessons? Perhaps you’re making one of these mistakes. "Boring", by Cristiano Betta https://www.flickr.com/photos/cristiano_betta/ First off, let me just...Show More Summary

Damn Unity

Last Sunday I went to the Rockaway Theatre Company where blogger Norm Scott was in a production of Damn Yankees. It was wonderful, with really impressive singing and music. The orchestra was mostly teachers and students, and there were also a lot of teachers in the cast. Show More Summary

#IAedchat LIVE

I had the privilege of being the guest for #IAedchat LIVE last night. Here is the video if you missed it. The conversation really gets started around 2:50. Happy viewing!

Most Recent Issue of LawNow: Looking at Vulnerable Families

The most recent issue of LawNow is available online.The magazine is published by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.The main section contains a number of features articles on vulnerable families.There is also a special report on unpaid internships..

Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for December 2014

The Supreme Court of Canada has published its calendar of appeal hearings for December 2014.To find out more about any particular case, the Court's website has a section that allows users to find docket information, case summaries as well as factums from the parties. All you need to do is click on a case name.

Update: Cosby Allegations Raise Tough Education Issues

Last week, NPQ discussed the issue of Cosby's board memberships (Must Nonprofits Change Their Relationship with Bill Cosby?), and I'm told that StudentsFirst has now removed the entertainer from its board. But there's another, deeper...Show More Summary

Cheating confirmed on SAT given in Asia

The Educational Testing Service has determined that some students in Asia cheated on the SAT given in October, and it is opening a new probe into whether some cheated on the November college admissions exam. Meanwhile, concerns continue to rise about plans being made for cheating on the SAT being given in Asia next month. […]

Cheating confirmed on SAT given in Asia

The Educational Testing Service has determined that some students in Asia cheated on the SAT given in October, and it is opening a new probe into whether some cheated on the November college admissions exam. Meanwhile, concerns continue to rise about plans being made for cheating on the SAT being given in Asia next month. […]

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: Mourning Former DC Mayor Marion Barry

Union helps Jeb Bush build cred by calling him out - Washington Wire - WSJ http://ow.ly/EOsH2 Marion Barry’s Complicated Education Legacy | Ahead of the Heard http://ow.ly/EOqSY @saramead NEA’s $132M Influence Spree - @dropoutnationShow More Summary

Quotes: Weingarten May Be Helping Bush By Calling Him Out

[Bush] says he wants to break up so-called ‘monopolies’ of public education, forgetting that public education is a public good, a moral imperative and a constitutional mandate in many of this country’s states, including Florida. - Randin Weingarten via WSJ (Fight With Unions May Benefit Jeb Bush)

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