Support Education Warriors as They Walk Across New York to Demand Equitable Funding of Public Schools — Diane Ravitch’s blog

I just made a contribution to the #EdWalk for CFE, to honor a group of parents, students, and educators who are walking from New York City to Albany to call attention to the legislature’s failure to fund the public schools equitably, as a state court ordered long ago. Please show your support, with any amount: […]

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Study: Measuring Quality a Challenge in Early-Childhood Rating Systems — Today’s Reading News | Reading Rockets

The Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Grants, which were awarded to 20 states in 2011-13, encouraged winners to invest in a quality rating system for early-childhood programs—and even states that didn’t get win the grant money went along with the program, says a report from Regional Educational Laboratory-Midwest. But in adopting these rating systems,…

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A Timeline of Google Classroom’s March to Replace Learning Management Systems — EdSurge Articles

Over the last two years, Google has taken its popular applications and outfitted it for the classroom. While many schools and districts continue to use existing learning management systems, such as Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle and Schoology, Google’s Classroom platform is increasingly catching teachers’ eyes. Many schools already use Google’s suite of productivity tools — Docs, Sheets and Slides.…

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Boston Latin School Slips in State Rankings Because 13 Students Opted Out — Diane Ravitch’s blog

The storied Boston Latin School has long been recognized as one of the very best public schools in the state dropped a notch in its state ranking because 13 students opted out. http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_politics/2016/09/mayor_boston_latin_loses_level_1_status_due_to_parcc_opt_outs_video The problem is not the school or its students, but an absurd, misleading, pointless ranking system. Just like A-F grades for schools. […]

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Elizabeth Warren’s Statement on Question 2  — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Elizabeth Warren is a very smart woman. She knows that charters divide communities and destroy community support for education. This is her statement. ““ ‘I will be voting no on Question 2. Many charter schools in Massachusetts are producing extraordinary results for our students, and we should celebrate the hard work of those teachers and […]

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Rhode Island: A Teacher of Conscience Resigns — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Rhode Island teacher Shelley McDonald resigned from her position before the school board of North Kingston fired her. She is a woman of conscience. I name her to the blog’s honor roll for standing up for principle. Facing termination from the North Kingstown School Department because of her refusal to administer testing last fall, high […]

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