Daily Archives: April 12, 2018

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

This article provides an interesting look into how teenager behaviors have changed since the smartphone. One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was … Continue reading

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A New Thought on Testing

This week in the State of Texas we began the first round of “testing”. In the elementary grades, it was Reading and Math, and in the High School level it consists of English I and English II test. Round two … Continue reading

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Tom Loveless: Billions Have Been Spent on Standards Based Reforms: Was It Worth It?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Tom Loveless taught fifth grade in California, then earned a doctorate in educational policy, taught at Harvard, then landed at Brookings where he wrote reports on the condition of American education and…

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Arizona Supreme Court Denies In-State Tuition for Dreamers

Originally posted on janresseger:
This morning I am thinking about higher education for Dreamers, students who were brought here as young children by their undocumented parents, students who have grown up in our communities but who have been relegated to…

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Letting Students Re-Take Tests: A Classroom Dilemma Over Goals for Schools*

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Why do U.S. voters, with and without children, tax themselves to provide public schools and compel children and youth to attend for a decade or more? Although reasons have…

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