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 Common Core State [sic] Standards

Achieve Is Buying Teacher Lessons to Beef Up Their Common Core Vault

by Susan Ohanian

Those who put money above principle can sell out to Achieve:


Achieve is looking for units to support Common Core instruction in both ELA...
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INDEX OF COMMON CORE [SIC] STANDARDS

 Data Command Center

Anti-Anecdotalism

Note: This essay is from This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progre...
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INDEX OF DATA COMMAND FORCE

 Commentaries

Calculus
Andrew Lih is Associate professor, School of Communication, American University.

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INDEX OF COMMENTARIES

Duncanisms

America's Educational Crossroads: Making the Right Choice for Our Children’s Future
[P]arents, teachers and students have both the right and the absolute need to know how much progress all students are making each year towards college- and career-readiness. . . . That means that all ...
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INDEX OF DUNCANISMS

 Gerald Bracey tributes

Remembering Dr. Bracey in All the Public School Turmoil
These days, the late Gerald Bracey's name comes up frequently. Nancy Bailey tells why. by Nancy Bailey I was thinking the other day about Ge...
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INDEX OF GERALD BRACEY TRIBUTES

 RTTT & NCLB Outrages

The Children Left Behind: What happened to the students pushed out by high-stakes testing?
Ohanian Comment: Although the story told here is a Texas story, Nathan makes clear that NCLB and its focus on test scores has done inestimable damage to countless young ...
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INDEX OF RTTT & NCLB OUTRAGES

 The Eggplant

E*X*C*E*L*L*E*N*T Teacher Maze F.A.Q.
How does one qualify to enter into the E*X*C*E*L*L*E*N*T Teacher Maze? Certification by Teach for America is a sure bet but other routes are available, depending ...
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 Outrage of the Day 

iPads in School -- Not Even if Free

Ohanian Note: Canvas is a learning management system developed by Instructure. It is "free" and allows students to integrate their accounts with social media sites such as Twitter and Fac...
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INDEX OF OUTRAGES OF THE DAY

 Quotes

"A preliminary review of the new executives of the Chicago Public Schools being appointed at the Chicago Board of Education's August 26, 2009, meeting shows that at least one of them has admitted to criminal fraud (in two other states) and others are being brought into CPS with no experience, training, or certification to lead public school systems in Illinois. . . ."

—John Kugler, Substance, September 2009

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 NCLB In Your Face

Ask About the Administration's Suggestions to Revise the ESEA
You can borrow Stephen Krashen's fine questions for the Administration. Send them in! Use them for newspaper op eds. Share them with your PTA. by Kent Will...
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 Resisters' Letters

To the editor
Paul Peterson (Op-ed, No Child Left Behind and testing help hold schools accountable
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INDEX OF LETTERS

 Yahoo, Good News! 

When Kids Teach Adults – Lessons from the Newark Student Union Sit-in
Newark students offer the good news. You can help them out at GoFundMe campaign.

Students, known as the Newark Student Union, seized Superintendent Cami Anderson's office Feb. 17 during a public schools advisory board meeting, and have remained on the floor where Anderson and other administrators have offices. They're protesting Anderson's leadership of the school district, including school building assignments and her suppor...
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INDEX OF YAHOO, GOOD NEWS!

 Militarization of Our Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan to Join Army Chief of Staff Gen. Casey in Announcing 'Project Pass' in Radcliff, Ky
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. has been in the Army since 1970. There is no record of how many public schools he has been in during this time, but he did wo...
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INDEX OF MILITARIZATION OF OUR SCHOOLS

 Stupid Test Items

California History-Social Science Standards Test
A student teacher comments: The correct answer was a). That the word relocated in a question could possibly be paired with an answer that has freedom in it is a...
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MORE TESTITEMS

 Sarah's Notes 

Mrs. Puglisi's 100 National Standards
by Sarah Puglisi I just read a nice editorial about HOW RELIEVED a newspaper is if we have National Standards. In the New York Times, you can read it
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INDEX OF SARAH'S NOTES

 Cartoon

A talent for reading backwards is as useful as a talent for passing Common Core tests
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INDEX OF CARTOONS

 Research that Counts

More Differences Than Similarities Are Found in Autistic Siblings
If autistic siblings are so different, what about all these pronouncements that all children must do this and all children must do that--on a goofy Standards timetable? ...
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INDEX OF RESEARCH THAT COUNTS

 

 NCLB Cartoon

Let Children be Children
Speech delivered at Indiana statehouse rally

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INDEX OF NCLB CARTOONS

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