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Knowledge Dissemination and the Gospel in the 21st Century

In USA Today (March 5, 2009), Greg Toppo’s article, “What to learn: ‘core knowledge‘ or ‘21st-century skills‘?”  presents a thought provoking description of the changing emphasis in how knowledge is ranked on a gradient of importance in contemporary… 1,699 more words


Chicago Principal's Principled Courage

In an interview with EduShyster, Troy LaRaviere, a Chicago Public School’s principal at Blaine Elementary School and a leader of the Administrators Alliance for Proven Policy and Legislation in Education,  376 more words

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England is Trying to Catch up with Massachusetts: England’s Secretary of Education says Massachusetts’ Education System is One of the Best in the World!

Wow!  Thanks, Michael Gove!  BBC Education News Correspondent Sean Coughlan quoted Gove in 2013 as saying, “No national curriculum can be modernised without paying close attention to what’s been happening in education internationally,” citing Hong Kong, Massachusetts, Singapore and Finland as as “the world’s most successful school systems”. 205 more words

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Horace Meister: The Dark Art of Manipulating Data

Horace Meister is a young untenured scholar who writes for this blog.

He writes:

Competing narratives underlie the disputes on how to best improve education for all students. 1,198 more words

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Sacramento and the Death of the Common School

There was once an ideal in American education, which held that the community public school would be a place where children of every background would meet, learn together, and learn to live amicably. 642 more words

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