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Fun With Facts About New Orleans Schools

Directions: Below are three examples of controversial education issues in New Orleans. Each issue includes two statements that describe the same scenario, albeit in slightly different ways. 574 more words


The Blessing and Curse of High Visibility

Bonus post this week!  Mass Insight Education President Justin Cohen shares his thoughts on Common Core roll-out and how #edreformers can better engage the public. 597 more words


Friday 5: Finland, Swim Class, Sod Schoolhouses

The one-room schoolhouse is the stuff of legend in modern-day North America, and in an era when 4,000-student high schools are not uncommon, it’s easy to forget that one-room schools still exist. 675 more words


The Problem with Common Core- Insight from Diane Ravitch

By: Nicole Swanson

Diane Ravitch, an education historian and former US Assistant Secretary of Education, believes Common Core will go the same way as No Child Left Behind because it is based off the assumption that the solution is more tests, harder standards but that’s not the problem. 213 more words


Focus by Mike Schmoker

As a grad student, I’m regularly asked to read texts that are lofty and full of great ideas for someone else’s students — students who haven’t been victims of the achievement gap or who haven’t been given the opportunities that other, more suburban districts give to their students. 205 more words