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Senate ESEA Reauthorization Update for July 15, 2015

On July 15, 2015, the Senate voted by roll call on five amendments related to the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, the Senate’s version of the proposed reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. 569 more words

High-stakes Testing

Rewriting @MichelleMalkin's bodyslam of Teach For America

Not long ago Fox News contributor and columnist Michelle Malkin issued a stinging critique of Teach For America in the New York Post entitled The militant takeover of the ‘Teach for America’ corps… 1,444 more words

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All Things First Day of Summer School

June 29, 2015

First Post on Facebook Today: “First day of school! First day of school! First day of summer school, freshmen academy for the fellas of Boys’ Latin! 179 more words

Teach For America

See Sen. Crapo in person this week to remind him why local control matters

Sen. Mike Crap will be holding Town Hall style meetings across Idaho this week.  That makes this week an excellent opportunity to let Sen. Crapo know that Idahoans continue to be opposed to the outrageous monstrosity that the Standardized testing mandate has caused under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), as well as an opportunity to stop this testing insanity by encouraging him to vote no on the upcoming NCLB renewal known as the… 1,322 more words

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Rafe Esquith Speaks Out About Common Core, TFA, and Teaching

In this post, Valerie Strauss interviews Rafe Esquith. It was published in 2013, in connection with the publication of his book, “Real Talk for Real Teachers.” He started teaching in 1983. 771 more words

Rafe Esquith Speaks Out About Common Core, TFA, and Teaching

In this post, Valerie Strauss interviews Rafe Esquith. It was published in 2013, in connection with the publication of his book, “Real Talk for Real Teachers.” He started teaching in 1983. 814 more words

Rafe Esquith Speaks Out About Common Core, TFA, and Teaching

In this post, Valerie Strauss interviews Rafe Esquith. It was published in 2013, in connection with the publication of his book, “Real Talk for Real Teachers.” He started teaching in 1983. 814 more words