A Semi-Daily Advocate of the Modern School, Industrial Unionism, and Individual Liberty.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Students on the Fringe
Jean Ann W. Guliano : With 83% of the state’s special needs students and 90% of the state’s limited English students scoring substantially b...
Sometimes School "Choice" Means Choosing to Site Your School on Toxic Waste
Steve Ahlquist : Last year the General Assembly unanimously passed the “ Environmental Cleanup Objectives for Schools ” sponsored by Senator...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
There's No Spinning Away the Ratliff Victory
Russo : Underdog LAUSD classroom teacher Monica Ratliff has won a surprising upset victory in her school board runoff agaainst rival Antonio...
Dumping Gist and Heightening the Contradictions
Bob Plain at RI Future has a good rundown on the state of play leading up to the likely renewal of ...
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Comments Which Don't Inspire Responses
Me , commenting on Grant Wiggins On close reading, part 2 : The CC standards do not call generically for close reading as it is broadly defi...
Monday, May 20, 2013
For a Polarized Debate, a Lot of People are on Both Sides
Dan Meyer has called our attention to the recent NCTM keynote by Uri Treisman : This is the core of Treisman's critique: So the notion w...
Robert Shepherd : I think that two things are being confused here. What the Common Core State Standards (more exactly, the Publishers’ Crite...
Going Into the College Readiness Weeds
I'm somewhat suspicious about all the statistics and rhetoric about "college readiness," not so much because I believe all our...
What's the Rush?
Erik Robelen : Rhode Island may prove to be the first state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards issued in final form last month. ...
Friday, May 17, 2013
A little tour with some legends, starting at my beloved Neutaconkanut.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Student & Task Models in the Common Core Revisited
I tried using the basic psychometric concept of student and task models to look at the structure of the Common Core ELA standards. My prem...
Unfortunately, Not Out In Time for Teacher Appreciation Day
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Providence Grays 2013 Brochure
I'm Proud to be Represented by Sheldon Whitehouse
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First Murdoch, Now Bloomberg
Natasha Lennard : Following revelations that Bloomberg News reporters had used the Bloomberg terminals — ubiquitous in the finance sector —...
What Jobs Are These Kids Going to Get? WHAT JOBS, WHERE, PAYING WHAT?!?
Mike Petrilli : Let's imagine that our schools can help the average child born into poverty do somewhat better. Let's say that with ...
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