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Outlook for acetic acid-based ethanol production in China still difficult

The ethanol market has been seen as a potential growth market for acetic acid consumption in China but has been slow to gain any real momentum. 362 more words

Chemical Business Focus

Good News! New Jersey Trashes VAM!

Good news! The Governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, and the State Commissioner, Lamont Repollet, slashed the stakes attached to PARCC testing. Until now, 30% of a teacher’s evaluation was tied to test scores on the Common Core PARCC Test. 529 more words


Mike Petrilli: In the Face of So Many Setbacks, Where Does Reform Go From Here?

Mike Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, one of the leading advocacy groups in the Corporate Reform Movement, offers advice and consolation to fellow Reformers. 231 more words

Charter Schools

Valerie Strauss: How Bill Gates Blew Away $575 Million on Teacher Evaluation

We have by now read about the independent Rand study of Bill Gates’ bet on Making test-based teacher evaluation the keystone of education reform. I distinctly recall Melinda Gates saying on PBS that “we now know” how to get a great teacher in every classroom in America. 305 more words


It’s Time to Reinvent Teacher Evaluation

Rachel E. Gabriel and Sarah L. Woulfin of the University of Connecticut ask a simple but very important question: Isn’t it time to redesign teacher evaluation? 471 more words

Education Reform

Arne's Frankenstein Still Lives

New York and other states continue to be saddled with the toxic gift bestowed (i.e., imposed) as part of Arne Duncan and Barack Obama’s Race to the Top. 775 more words

Teacher Evaluations

Art Exhibitions and Events

Get Inspiration and a Feast for Your Eyes

Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood is an amazing nature retreat in the city.  There are trails nearby to have quality time in the woods. 105 more words