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No Child Left Behind - Education Week

NCLB Waivers: A State-by-State BreakdownThe Obama administration announced in 2011 it would award waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act to states that agreed to adopt certain education ideas. 31 more words

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CURMUDGUCATION: Law Professor Says Duncan's Actions Un-Constitutional

Law Professor Says Duncan’s Actions Un-ConstitutionalAn upcoming article in the Vanderbilt Law Review argues that the administration’s waiver program is both illegal and a very, very bad precedent. 240 more words

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9-Year-Old Girl Reportedly From NJ Accidentally Kills Gun Instructor With Uzi

DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. (CBS/AP) — A 9-year-old girl police say is from New Jersey accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said. 404 more words

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Andy Hargreaves: What Is the Purpose of Educational Benchmarking? | Diane Ravitch's blog

Andy writes:

“Is the purpose of our educational benchmarking to further the public good, to raise the standards of education for all, to elevate the poorest and most disadvantaged students to the greatest heights of accomplishment? 277 more words

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Common Core: Growing Pains or Growing Awareness? | WagTheDog

David Coleman’s comment and the sample test question above are evidence of the Data-driven philosophy and mindset of many Common Core enthusiasts who believe the “needs” of the test should drive instruction, rather than the literacy needs of the student.Experienced educators appreciate and understand that the diverse needs of students must be the number one priority of any education program that claims to prepare students for adulthood and employment.The misguided data-driven and test-centered approach means teachers are spending more and more class time training and preparing students for Common Core tests, rather than preparing them for life.A 2012 Report: “Learning Lesson” details the results of a national teacher survey regarding Common Core implementation… 72 more words

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NAEP - Technical Documentation

This section of the NAEP website, technical documentation on the web TDW, is written for researchers and assumes knowledge of educational measurement and testing. TDW contains information about the technical procedures and methods of NAEP. 108 more words

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Michelle Bernard: 'No Child Should Be In Fear Because Of The Color Of His Skin'

By Dom Giordano

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Dom Giordano spoke with Michelle Bernard, from the Bernard Center for Women on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about her statements that there is currently a ‘war’ on African-American men and boys in America. 273 more words

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