Tuesday, June 3, 2014

6-3-14 Schools Matter

Schools Matter:

Utica Citizens Say No to Another Cash Draining Corporate Charter
Locals collect 1,400 signatures for petition against another charter.

Parent Insists Her Child Will No Longer Be Pearson Lab Rat
There was a time not so long ago when the post-test curriculum could take hold after the March madness of state testing, when teachers could do a few of the interesting units and projects that once engaged children from September through February. Now school after test time is increasingly filled with even more rigorometry and grittiness in order to be ready for next year's tests and in getting re
Common Core's Emphasis on Computers May Be Undermining Thinking and Learning
NYTWhat’s Lost as Handwriting FadesBy MARIA KONNIKOVAJUNE 2, 2014PhotoCreditMichael MabryContinue reading the main storyShare This PageContinue reading the main storyRECENT COMMENTSRvincent1 8 minutes agoI teach in higher education and I have noticed over the years that handwriting legibility of students is decreasing at a steady pace as...Michael Branagan 8 minutes agoMy microbiology classes back
This should settle the bilingual education debate.
Sent to Education Week, June 2, 2014Lesli Maxwell is right: Things have changed dramatically since the dismantling of bilingual education in California caused by the passage of Proposition 227 ("Proposal to restore bilingual education in California advances," May 28).  The most important change is that there is more evidence than ever that bilingual education works, that bilingual educat
5-31-14 Schools Matter All Week
Schools Matter:  Schools Matter All WeekSteve Hinnefeld Reviews Hoosier School Heist: Unions Unite NOWby Doug MartinSteve Hinnefeld has posted a review of my book Hoosier School Heist on his blog, School Matters.  Please read his review and check out his other pieces, too.  Here is an excerpt from Steven's review:  "Martin has a Ph.D. in literature, has taught in universities and published a