Posts from September 2014

Posted Sep. 30, 2014
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The Need to Tackle the Complexities of Teacher Evaluations

“Changes are needed to honestly evaluate teachers,” wrote Marc Bernstein, a former New York state superintendent of schools, in his Wall Street Journal commentary, Where…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Sep. 30, 2014
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We Need to Invest Early in Health and Education

The connection between health and learning are clear, as a new report from the Ounce of Prevention Fund states: A healthy child is less likely…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Sep. 29, 2014
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Keeping Politics AND Conformity Out of the Classroom in Jefferson County

In opposing the Common Core State Standards, the Republican National Committee passed a resolution that “recognizes the CCSS for what it is—an inappropriate overreach to…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Sep. 29, 2014
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Better Results in Los Angeles Come at a Steep Price

Los Angeles Superintendent John Deasy gets results in a district that has been lagging for years. At the same time, his impatience puts him at…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Sep. 26, 2014
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President Bill Clinton is Right to Demand Excellence From Charter Schools

President Bill Clinton reminded Democrats this week why they should support charter schools—and how. As first reported by the Huffington Post, speaking at a dinner…

By Greg Richmond

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Posted Sep. 26, 2014
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Removing “Buzzwords” from Poll Questions Leads to Surprising Answers

Turns out, it does matter how you ask the question. Teachers know that asking simple recall or yes/no questions stimulates different responses than asking students…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Sep. 25, 2014
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Where to Draw the Line on Testing

“Is there too much testing going on in our schools?” It’s a question the PBS NewsHour put to Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and Fordham Institute’s…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Sep. 25, 2014
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Education Reform Is a Major Attack on Income Inequality

Education reform gets a bad rap for not caring about child poverty and income inequality. The prevailing anti-reform narrative says school reformers only care about…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Sep. 24, 2014
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Michael Lomax Joins Our Advisory Network

Education Post is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Lomax, President and CEO of UNCF (historically called the United Negro College Fund) to our advisory network.…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Sep. 24, 2014
Photo of students in graduation gowns, courtesy of UNCF.

College Readiness and College Affordability Are Critical to Our Success

Over the past 70 years, UNCF has raised a total of $4 billion and assisted 430,000 students to go to college, because we know that…

By Michael Lomax

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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When the Only Real Choice Is Private: My Unlikely Attraction to School Vouchers

I felt that the free education my daughter was getting was just too expensive. I needed to find a school that would start filling her academic gaps while also providing culturally responsive pedagogy.…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
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You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

Parent organizing ain’t easy. Many organizations have tried to organize parents and communities and have failed. We end up yelling at parents, “Parent involvement is…

By Keri Rodriguez Lorenzo

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