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Education Writers Association Reviews Opt Out, Nationally

The Education Writers Association reviews the state of the opt out movement, nationally, presenting a variety of perspectives.  M

Once again, we hear the complaint that opt outs endanger the validity of the tests, but that’s nonsense if your concern is for individual living children, rather than data. 137 more words


NYS Parents: REFUSE Pearson's Field Tests

Beginning tomorrow, May 23, elementary and middle schools across the state of New York will begin to administer Pearson’s stand-alone field tests in English-language arts (ELA) and math.   744 more words

New York: 98% of School Budgets Pass, Opt Out Supporters Elected to Local Boards

New York appears to be in resistance mode. Governor Andrew Cuomo passed a tax cap when he first took office, requiring a 60% supermajority to raise the school budget more than 2% in any year. 124 more words

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Oil, Electricity Workers Opt Out Of Strike

Yesterday, stakeholders in the Labour sector, including the governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, and other government officials were locked in a meeting at the office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal. 393 more words


What is Your Point Pearson?

Here is the critique of the 4th grade PARCC exam  by an anonymous teacher, as it originally appeared on Celia Oyler’s blog before she was threatened by PARCC and deleted key sections.  1,885 more words


Interest-Based Ads: Part II

Well, finals sure consumed all of the last month. Sure brought home how concerns about privacy get shunted to the wayside when you’re busy with other priorities. 997 more words


How could a bingo lawsuit be $70M? It's all in the heyday paydays

Back in its heyday, before 9/11 — and before passports, no-smoking and a local casino — Windsor bingo was big business.

On the best nights, charities, which came to rely on the funds for their very survival, might rake in as much as $7,000 to $10,000 a session. 1,591 more words

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