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Posted May 17, 2017

We Collaborate in the Workplace, Why Not in the Classroom?

Early learners at Joseph R. Pye Elementary School in Ladson, South Carolina work in small teams to design and build spaghetti bridges. Middle school students…

By David Ross

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Posted Apr. 4, 2016

AFT Beware: We Parents Are On To You

Gwen Samuel, founder of the Connecticut Parents Unions and fierce parent advocate, has written a piece at her newly launched blog, "Gwen Samuel, Because Our Babies Can't Wait,"in which she calls out the American Federation of Teachers for playing what she calls "political games to keep accountability out of the classroom." She highlights the baffling hypocrisy of their financial interest in Pearson and puts them on notice that parents are…

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Posted Oct. 15, 2015

No Diane, Love Isn’t Always Enough

There are some people who put things out in the Twittersphere just to get a reaction and I believe that Diane Ravitch was working off…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Oct. 7, 2015

You Too, Governor Cuomo?

I’ll say it straight out: I’m an Andrew Cuomo fan, particularly in regards to his education platform that includes higher standards, accountability, universal preschool and…

By Laura Waters

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Posted June 24, 2015

Are Classroom Teachers Better at Scoring Standardized Tests?

Perhaps I’m reading the story wrong, but a quick look at the New York Times article on Common Core test scoring suggests that reporter Motoko Rich…

By Alexander Russo

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Posted June 24, 2015

Grading the Common Core: A Series of Testing Tradeoffs

Life is a series of tradeoffs. Perhaps nowhere in education is that clearer than in assessment policy. What brings this to mind are Motoko Rich’s…

By Morgan Polikoff

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Posted Mar. 24, 2015

Is Pearson’s Scanning of Students’ Social Media Spying or Smart Security?

This month the Washington Post reported that testing giant Pearson has been monitoring students’ social media accounts, looking for evidence of test security violations on…

By Jennifer O’Neal Schiess

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Posted Jan. 19, 2020

Dr. King Would Have Shined a Light on the Shame of ‘Progressive’ Cities. So Should We.

On the day that the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was taken in 1968, he had become increasingly focused on the least of…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Jan. 19, 2020

I’ll Believe Chicago Is Progressive When We Close the Gaps for Black and Brown Kids

Shame on it all! In a new report, “The Secret Shame: How America’s Most Progressive Cities Betray Their Commitment to Educational Opportunities for All,” brightbeam…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Jan. 19, 2020

Progressives, If We Really Care About Education, Then Let’s Act Like It

In the hallway of my apartment growing up in Brooklyn, there was a poster of a cover from the New Yorker Magazine entitled “View of…

By Zachary Wright 

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