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 Common Core State [sic] Standards

It's Third and Five and What On Earth Should a 12-Year-Old Do?
by Susan Ohanian

Recently, I heard from a New York City friend, an experienced teacher who has been longterm subbing in 7th grade English Language Arts, where the New York City Depa...
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INDEX OF COMMON CORE [SIC] STANDARDS

 Data Command Center

Online education run amok? Private companies want to scoop up your child's data


By Caitlin Emma

Massive open online courses, first envisioned as a way to democratize higher education, have made their way into high schools, but Washington is powerless...
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INDEX OF DATA COMMAND FORCE

 Commentaries

This will be my last year teaching in the hospital -- here are 3 things I learned
This is from Joe Bower's blog, For the Love of Learning, June 17, 2014, who The rest of the story...

INDEX OF COMMENTARIES

Duncanisms

interview
In a short amount of time, John Deasy did a fantastic job of accelerating the rate of student learning....
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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 

At least 100 Buffalo educators incorrectly classified as 'effective'

Ohanian Note: There are lots of reader comments at the newspaper site, mostly very ugly accusations about teachers and parents.

Go to the Buffalo school district teacher ratin...
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INDEX OF OUTRAGES OF THE DAY

 Quotes

"They fuck you up, the Standardistos."

—after Philip Larkin, This Be the Verse

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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
It was inspiring to read Recess cut short for some Salem-Keizer k...
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INDEX OF LETTERS

 Yahoo, Good News! 

Library Books Save FSU Student by Standing Up to Bullet
Something tells us a Kindle wouldn't have been quite as sturdy.

By Katie Zavadski

One lucky Florida State University student escaped unscathed from a Thursday morning shooting rampage in the school's library thanks to his good study habits. Jason Derfuss didn't even notice that he'd been hit until he came home and unloaded his backpack, only to find that a bullet had pierced the sack and several books he had just checked out from the librar...
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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

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INDEX OF CARTOONS

 Research that Counts

Reality (sic) Check: Gates Looks for Impact of Digital Learning
This should be called Research That Pays. I put a (sic) in the headline because it's all a matter of who's reality is being checked. Checked as in examined...
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INDEX OF RESEARCH THAT COUNTS

 

 NCLB Cartoon

A Teaching Tool Shower Curtain
Sold by Walmart. Regularly $49.25. Now on sale: $29.37.
Each shower curtains comes with a 'Tips from a Teacher' card. According to the manufacturer, 'This helpful card encourages the use of specific and purposeful vocabulary when using the shower curtain as a teaching tool. This vocabulary is consistent with the vocabulary used by teachers.'

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INDEX OF NCLB CARTOONS

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