Daily Archives: October 28, 2014

Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns

Do teachers really know what students go through? To find out, one teacher followed two students for two days and was amazed at what she found. Her report is in following post, which appeared on the blog of Grant Wiggins, … Continue reading

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TIME marches backwards.

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Secret Lives of Teachers (Steve Drummond)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
NPR Ed series on education by reporter Steve Drummond. Steve Drummond heads up NPR Ed launched in March 2014. It provides coverage of education and extends it to audiences…

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Texas: Standardized Testing in Trouble

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
There is no state that has invested as much time, money, and belief in standardized testing as Texas. The deep belief that regular measurement will produce great results has been a dogma in…

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What Does TIME Have Against America’s Teachers?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Valerie Strauss recapitulates the TIME magazine cover story. She notes that the AFT petition in opposition to the TIME cover has collected 50,000 signatures ( it is now up to 70,000). Strauss compares…

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Colorado: Student Scores Collapse on “Harder” Tests in Science, Social Studies

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Colorado released scores on its new tests in science and social studies, and the proportion of students labeled “college-reeady ” was disastrous. That is, if you expect  most students to graduate from high…

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October 28, 2014 – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY

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Common Core: Victim to the “Well Meaning Technocrats”??

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