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

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

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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. […]… Continue reading Boston Latin School Slips in State Rankings Because 13 Students Opted Out — Diane Ravitch’s blog

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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 […]… Continue reading Elizabeth Warren’s Statement on Question 2  — Diane Ravitch’s blog