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The ESSA and opting out of the SBAC | Seattle Education
The ESSA and opting out of the SBAC | Seattle Education : The ESSA and opting out of the SBAC Pearson and others are exploiting our children by using them to establish the validity, or lack thereof, of the SBAC SBAC Tests Show No Validity or Reliability Some state departments of education have threatened to withhold a high school diploma if a student doesn’t take and pass a so-called college read
Badass Teachers Association: The Opt Out Movement Continues to Grow
Badass Teachers Association: The Opt Out Movement Continues to Grow : The Opt Out Movement Continues to Grow This blog was originally posted at Changing the Narrative . Denisha Jones is a BAT Board of Directors and an Administrator for United Opt Out National. “As the opt out movement grows, we grow - sometimes in different directions and sometimes together - as we adjust to policy changes that i
To Market, To Market – EduShyster
To Market, To Market – EduShyster : To Market, To Market A new study finds that with the education marketplace comes a whole lot of education marketing… EduShyster : I thought I’d set the stage for our conversation by describing a great, by which I mean appalling, example of education marketing in action. Donald Trump visits a Cleveland charter school that advertises itself as *top-rated* despite
A Conversation With Diane Ravitch & Clarification On Opt Out – Exceptional Delaware
A Conversation With Diane Ravitch & Clarification On Opt Out – Exceptional Delaware : A Conversation With Diane Ravitch & Clarification On Opt Out Since myself and several other education bloggers came out with articles yesterday pushing for parents to opt out of more than just standardized assessments, we are being questioned by several in the fight against corporate education reform and
Has Competency Based Education Made the Opt Out Movement Passe? - Living in Dialogue
Has Competency Based Education Made the Opt Out Movement Passe? - Living in Dialogue : Has Competency Based Education Made the Opt Out Movement Passe? Some have argued recently that the Opt Out movement is dead because it has actually become helpful to those promoting constant online testing, since it interferes with the annual standardized tests. Since the annual tests can be replaced by online
Trump: 'President Barack Obama was born in the United States' - CNNPolitics.com
Trump: 'President Barack Obama was born in the United States' - CNNPolitics.com : Trump finally admits it: 'President Barack Obama was born in the United States' Washington (CNN) Donald Trump finally admitted Friday that "President Barack Obama was born in the United States," reversing himself on the issue that propelled him into national politics five years ago. Trump sought to end his
Charter Schools in Black Areas Suspend More Often - The Atlantic
Charter Schools in Black Areas Suspend More Often - The Atlantic : Where Charter-School Suspensions Are Concentrated Many cities are rethinking how they discipline students, but old practices remain in some neighborhoods. A group of students enters Opportunity Charter School in New York. Students enter Harlem's Opportunity Charter School, which issued 231 suspensions in 2014, more than any other
Are U.S. children getting the best education for the dollar? | PBS NewsHour
Are U.S. children getting the best education for the dollar? | PBS NewsHour : Are U.S. children getting the best education for the dollar? From the first day of kindergarten to graduation from high school, schools in the United States invest nearly $139,000 for the average student’s education. That’s far less than some other developed countries. That finding comes from a new report from the Organ
CURMUDGUCATION: Petrilli: Mission Accomplished + What do you mean? I took the test.
CURMUDGUCATION: Petrilli: Mission Accomplished : Petrilli: Mission Accomplished Remember when we had a terrible, terrible crisis in the number of terribly bad awful really no good schools (filled with stinky, disastrous teachers) and we had to put the reform pedal to the scholastic metal toot de suite! Common Core, teacher evaluations, choice-flavored systems-- we had to have them RIGHT NOW and c
Pro-charter school question drawing out-of-state backers - Berkshire Eagle Online
Pro-charter school question drawing out-of-state backers - Berkshire Eagle Online : Pro-charter school question drawing out-of-state backers Many out-of-state donors in play over charter school cap question BOSTON ; A ballot question aimed at expanding the number of charter schools in the state is being funded by a network of deep-pocketed backers, with much of the money coming from outside. Near
Take Two | Do big charitable donations to education always get an A+? | 89.3 KPCC
Take Two | Do big charitable donations to education always get an A+? | 89.3 KPCC : Do big charitable donations to education always get an A+? Wealthy philanthropists like Laurene Powell Jobs, Eli Broad and Mark Zuckerberg have made headlines for their charitable contributions to public education. They make sizable donations with the hope of improving schools and, therefore, improving our future
Schools Look to Parents and Communities To Help Reduce Student Stress
Schools Look to Parents and Communities To Help Reduce Student Stress : Educators Look to Parents and Communities To Help Reduce Student Stress The change Chris Boitz saw in his students was gradual but unmistakable. “Over the course of a few years, everything was different—their expressions, their demeanor, their moods,” he recalls. “There was a loss of focus. Many of them looked pretty desperat
Closing Connecticut’s Real Achievement Gap (By Ann Cronin) - Wait What?
Closing Connecticut’s Real Achievement Gap (By Ann Cronin) - Wait What? : Closing Connecticut’s Real Achievement Gap (By Ann Cronin) So what is the answer to closing Connecticut’s Achievement Gap? Educator, education advocate and fellow education blogger Ann Cronin lays out the real solutions for Connecticut’s schools in her latest article. You can read and comment on Ann Cronin’s article at: htt
Ohio’s Notorious ECOT Tries to Make Its Case In Court | janresseger
Ohio’s Notorious ECOT Tries to Make Its Case In Court | janresseger : Ohio’s Notorious ECOT Tries to Make Its Case In Court Attorneys for the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio’s largest and most notorious online charter school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, have been in court all this week tussling, as the Columbus Dispatch ‘s Jim Siegel explains , “over ECOT’s lawsuit to block the st
Jersey Jazzman: Christie's New School Proposal Will Target Teachers Of Color
Jersey Jazzman: Christie's New School Proposal Will Target Teachers Of Color : Christie's New School Proposal Will Target Teachers Of Color What do you do if you're the governor of New Jersey and a potentially embarrassing major trial begins? Yell: " BAD TEACHERS! " Gov. Chris Christie is asking the state Supreme Court to reopen the landmark Abbott v. Burke case that redefined school fu
Grit + Technology + Eugenics = A Recipe for Profit and Control | BustED Pencils
Grit + Technology + Eugenics = A Recipe for Profit and Control | BustED Pencils : Grit + Technology + Eugenics = A Recipe for Profit and Control HOW RACIST IS GRIT? READ ON The Eugenicists of the 19 th and 20 th centuries used “science” and ideologies of “progress” to establish, and perpetuate racist, and classicist, diagnostic practices; notably via standardized testing . Most creators of standa
Legacy of a Lynching | One Flew East
Legacy of a Lynching | One Flew East : LEGACY OF A LYNCHING A lynching runs through my family, though not as I long imagined. Yes, my great-grandfather, Sheriff John Sullivan, failed to stop the lynching of Seymour Newlin. But the story is not so simple, nor is the telling of it that came down to me. The sheriff lived the rest of his life questioning his own role in it. That much I knew. The horr
New science is driving Singapore—the country with the world’s best math students—to rethink high-stakes tests — Quartz
New science is driving Singapore—the country with the world’s best math students—to rethink high-stakes tests — Quartz : New science is driving the country with the world’s best math students to rethink high-stakes tests In 2015, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) gave 15-year-old students in every country the same math and science test. Singapore’s teens places fir
Common misconceptions about teachers - Business Insider
Common misconceptions about teachers - Business Insider : Teachers share the 12 biggest misconceptions people have about their job With more than 4 million teachers in the US, there's a good chance you know at least one personally. Even so, plenty of people have the wrong idea about teachers and what they do for a living. To set the record straight, we asked teachers everywhere to weigh in on som
US teacher shortage: how to keep teachers from quitting - CSMonitor.com
US teacher shortage: how to keep teachers from quitting - CSMonitor.com : US teacher shortage: how to keep teachers from quitting For the first time since 1990, educators and policymakers are concerned about teacher shortages. One answer: support current teachers. Everyone remembers a favorite teacher – someone who noticed potential the potential of students, challenged them, or inspired them to
Detroit student file lawsuit against Gov. Richard Snyder - Business Insider
Detroit student file lawsuit against Gov. Richard Snyder - Business Insider : An 8th grader had to teach a math class for a month because Detroit schools were so understaffed, lawsuit alleges A lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other state education officials paints an abysmal picture of schooling within the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPS
Author: It's Time To Get Rid Of Teach-To-The-Test Style Of Classroom Instruction | Wisconsin Public Radio
Author: It's Time To Get Rid Of Teach-To-The-Test Style Of Classroom Instruction | Wisconsin Public Radio : Author: It's Time To Get Rid Of Teach-To-The-Test Style Of Classroom Instruction Graduation Requirements, 

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