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For Louisiana Parents Considering Opting Out

In deciding whether or not to opt their children out of high-stakes testing, parents need only consider one fundamental question:

Is completing this test beneficial to my child? 1,107 more words

High-stakes Testing

"Deans for Impact": A Potential, "Teacher-prep Charter" Petri Dish?

Benjamin Riley has started a new organization called Deans for Impact. The goal is to streamline teacher preparation to produce ever-higher student test scores.  971 more words

Common Core

Revive your style

Jen and I have many aspects of the job, one of the cool parts is getting to go to some pretty awesome events to see our models perform! 165 more words

Outfit Of The Day

Shoot Day

After our lovely student models ace their practical exams, they get to partake in the real fun part of modeling: The photo shoot.

Shoot days are usually the most hectic days for us. 331 more words

Outfit Of The Day

Doug Harris' June 2015, New Orleans Charter Event Wants Less Tulane Influence and More Community Voice

In June 2015, Tulane economics professor and Education Research Alliance (ERA) founder Doug Harris will (now) offer the public the opportunity to attend his three-day conference on “lessons from New Orleans ten years after Hurricane Katrina.” 1,811 more words

High-stakes Testing

You Can't Separate Models From Data

This Atlantic article is a bit highfalutin’, but if you make it past all the metaphors at the beginning, you’ll get to see some good examples of a very important idea: … 927 more words


My Thoughts on Doug Harris' January 15, 2015, New Orleans Community Meeting

Tulane economics professor Doug Harris is the founder of Education Research Alliance (ERA), an “initiative” housed on the seventh floor of Tulane’s school of medicine (1555 Poydras Street, New Orleans) with the Cowen Institute and other pro-privatization organizations, such as Michelle Rhee’s The New Teacher Project (TNTP) and Sarah Usdin’s New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO)– Usdin being the former Teach for America Executive Director of Louisiana and childhood friend of New-Orleans-School-state-takeover legislation, Act 35 “mother” Leslie Jacobs. 2,462 more words

High-stakes Testing